According to a medical examiner’s reportStanford star goalie Katie Meyer took her own life in her dorm room on Tuesday, March 1.
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s report noted that Meyer’s “death was determined to be self-inflicted”, and there was no foul play.
The captain of the Stanford Cardinal women’s soccer team was just 22 years old.
Meyer had undergone surgery on her left knee on February 1. She posted a video last Friday, explaining that she had a light workout because her left knee was still swollen.
In another post, Meyer said she underwent surgery after suffering with knee pain for a year.
“For context, I finally got a quick surgery to address the pain I’ve been having for about a year,” she tweeted. “I have a short, short (8 to 10 week) recovery till I’m fully back, but it’s so worth feeling 100 per cent”
She added: “Health is wealth, and I’m in great spirits and excited to be caring for my body.”
Meyer’s death came as a shock to her family, teammates, and fans.
Meyer made 2 miracle saves to help her team beat North Carolina to win its third NCAA championship in 2019. The team went undefeated that year.
Meyer won multiple awards and she participated in national teams in Italy and the Netherlands, as well as soccer camps around the world, according to DailyMail.com.
In an Instagram post, Meyer’s sister Sam Perez said the family was “broken-hearted” and not ready to talk to the media.
Perez posted a link to a GoFundMe page that raised over $ 140,000 as of Friday morning.