Katie Meyer's parents revealed that their star goalkeeper at Stanford University, was found dead in her residence. They also said she had not been feeling well.
Gina Meyer, Meyer's mother, stated that she feels like she is living in a nightmare since the day she received the phone call about her daughter's death.
"I don’t think it’s even hit us yet. During an interview on Friday's "TODAY" program, she stated that they are still in shock.
She added, "But we didn't have any red flags." She was happy. She had many things on her plate. She had so much on her plate. She was still happy. She was full of great spirit."
Steven Meyer and Gina Meyer spoke with their daughter via FaceTime hours before her death, and she was happy.
Meyer was 22 years old, and was a history major from Newbury Park (California).
Meyer was the team captain in the 2021 season. The Cardinal placed fourth in the Pac-12 conference and advanced to postseason play, before falling to Santa Clara University . Meyer was also a resident assistant on campus.
Her parents are stunned and searching for answers.
"There is so much pressure on athletes that I think of, right? Especially at the high level where academics are balanced with a highly competitive environment. Gina Meyer stated that there is anxiety as well as stress in order to excel, be the best and be number one.
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