Stanford soccer honors late captain Katie Meyer, calls for mental health support in season-opening win

STANFORD – As the Stanford women’s soccer team took the field Thursday night for its first game since the shocking death of former captain Katie Meyer, the players wore warmup shirts with the words “Mental Health Matters” on the back and “988”, the national suicide and crisis lifeline, on the sleeve.

Meyer, the goalkeeper on the 2019 national championship team and the starter in net for each of the past three seasons, died by suicide on March 1.

“Our team went through the unimaginable in the spring,” senior defender Kennedy Wesley said. “And if we can take anything from it, we want to make it known that it’s OK

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