Dear Friends and Family,
Together as a community, we are all mourning the passing of Katie Meyer. On March 1, 2022, our dear friends lost their beautiful daughter. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with Katie's family- there just are no words to describe this loss.
Katie was a senior at Stanford University majoring in International Relations and History, and was a huge presence for the Stanford Women's Soccer Team and women's sports in general. She was a role model and mentor to many of our young local athletes- she touched so many lives in so many ways. Katie was the goalkeeper and team captain of Stanford's Women's Soccer Team from 2020 to present, and her incredible list of accomplishments include the 2018-2019 PAC12 Championship, the NCAA National Championship in 2019, two College Cup appearances, 2019 College Cup All-Tournament Team, 2019 United Coaches West Region Third Team, 2019, 2020-2021 two-time PAC12 fall academic honor roll and 2021 CoSIDA academic All-District 8. Katie also participated at the USYNT level, including the USYNT 1st International Women's Tournament of Gradisca (2016), US Soccer striker/goalkeeper camp in Carson, CA (Dec. 2016), U16 girl's national team in Italy and the Netherlands (2015), and domestic camps for the U16, U17, and U18 national teams. She was also an alternate for the U17 World Cup (2016). To read this long list of extraordinary accomplishments cannot even begin to describe the amazing daughter, sister, friend and teammate that Katie was. To know Katie was to love Katie. She was larger than life, an incredibly bright shining light on and off the soccer field and for our community. She was a leader in everything she pursued.
Many of you have asked what you can do to help the Meyer family. While there is nothing we can do to take away their unimaginable pain, we are hoping that the kindness of friends, family and the community can help Steve, Gina and the girls while they are grieving. Your prayers, thoughts, and yes, financial support are greatly appreciated-- while food and gift cards are welcome, we believe that monetary gifts would be the most beneficial to their family right now. Please give them what you can to show them our love and support and to help them with funeral and other expenses through this unthinkable time. All donations will go directly to Katie's family.
Please feel free to reach out to Andrea or Priscilla if you have any questions.
- Todd Oliver
- Jennifer Hourigan
- Amy Lund
Organizer and beneficiary
Thousand Oaks, CA