Katie Meyer’s mother and father focus on Stanford soccer star’s dying by suicide


The mother and father of Stanford soccer participant Katie Meyer appeared Friday on NBC’s “TODAY” present and confirmed that their daughter died by suicide.

Meyer, a 22-year-old senior who led the Cardinal to the 2019 nationwide championship, was discovered useless on Tuesday in an on-campus residence.

Authorities from Santa Clara County, California, stated Thursday they’re investigating and added that Meyer’s dying was self-inflicted and there was no indication of foul play.

Steven and Gina Meyer additionally stated worry over potential disciplinary motion by Stanford officers might have been a contributing think about her dying.

“She died by suicide,” Gina Meyer stated. “The final couple days are like a mother or father’s worst nightmare and also you don’t get up from it. So it’s simply horrific. I don’t even assume it’s hit us but. We’re nonetheless in shock. However we had no pink flags.”

Her mother and father stated their daughter acquired an e mail, which they haven’t seen, from the college about potential disciplinary motion. 

In a photo provided by Stanford Athletics, Stanford goalkeeper Katie Meyer poses for a photo in Stanford, Calif.

“Katie, being Katie, was defending a teammate on campus over an incident and the repercussions of her defending that teammate (have been probably leading to disciplinary motion),” Steven Meyer stated.

Meyer’s mother and father stated they spoke with Katie simply hours earlier than her dying and she or he was in nice spirits. 


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