Tragedy in U.S. college sports: Former goalkeeper Regan Gibbs found dead

A former University of Kansas soccer goalkeeper was killed and her husband was charged with first-degree murder in her death, state police said.

Regan Gibbs was 25 years old at the time of her death

Officers found Regan Noelle Gibbs, 25, fatally wounded Monday night in her apartment in Lawrence, Kansas. Police said her husband, Chad Joseph Marek, 26, called 911 and was arrested at the scene.

Police said Gibbs’ murder was likely the result of domestic violence, but declined to say Wednesday how she was killed.

Who was Regan Gibbs?

Gibbs was a goalie for the Jayhawks soccer program from 2015 to 2018. A native of Naches, Washington, and a member of two NCAA tournament teams during her career at Kansas, according to the university’s athletics department website.

Marek appeared in Douglas County District Court for a bond hearing Tuesday, according to the Kansas City Star. He remains jailed on $1 million bail.

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