Who was Ally Sidloski?
Ally Sidloski was a University of Cincinnati soccer player who was a female drowning victim at a lake in Southern Ohio as authorities are still trying to determine what, exactly, happened to the young midfielder. Sidloski was seen holding onto a swim platform of a boat before she disappeared at East Fork State Park, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Her body was discovered around 1 am on Sunday.
An ODNR press release states that she was not wearing a life vest.
We are saddened by the tragic loss of @GoBearcatsWSOC student-athlete Ally Sidloski. Our thoughts are with the Sidloski family, the Bearcats soccer community, and all who knew Ally.
— Cincinnati Bearcats (@GoBEARCATS) May 23, 2021
How old was Ally Sidloski?
Ally Sidloski was 21 years old at the time of death.
Ally Sidloski Cincinnati
Sidloski recently completed her sophomore soccer season. She didn’t play during the 2020 season, which took place during the spring of 2021, due to an injury.
“I am absolutely crushed for the Sidloski Family, our soccer team and the University,” Soccer Head Coach Neil Stafford said. “There’s no words for dealing with a tragedy on this scale. Ally was such a pillar of everything that’s right about our program. A great student, gritty and resilient player and a phenomenal human being – this is an immeasurable and unspeakable loss. Our hearts go out to her family and friends and we will lift them up with our fond memories of Ally.
“Our Bearcats family has suffered an extreme loss,” Director of Athletics John Cunningham said. “We send all our prayers, love and support to the Sidloski family and will do everything we can to support them and our student-athletes as we all process and work through this tragedy. Please respect the privacy of the Sidloski’s and members of our soccer team as they grieve the loss of their daughter, sister, teammate and friend.”
In high school, she was a three-time All-Greater Cleveland Conference selection and was named to both the National Honors Society and Math Honor Society.
Ally Sidloski Soccer Player
Ally Sidloski Parents
In a press release from UC Athletic, it states Sidloski was a standout in the classroom, being named a TopCat scholar in multiple semesters for achieving a 4.0 GPA. Sidloski is survived by her parents David and Tracie and two sisters, Katie and Nicole.
Ally Sidloski Death
The body of a woman who disappeared and drowned in East Fork State Park was recovered on Sunday. She has been identified as Sidloski of Strongsville, Ohio. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said the woman was hanging onto the swim platform of a boat before she disappeared into the water.
She was not wearing a life jacket. Her body was recovered by search crews just after 1 a.m. Sunday.
What Happened To Ally Sidloski?
How Did Ally Sidloski Die?
According to ODNR, she was hanging onto the swim platform of a boat and disappeared into the water. Her body was recovered around 1 a.m. on Sunday.
The ODNR is leading the investigation into the death, an organization spokesperson told DailyMail.com.
Ally Sidloski Obituary
‘Our Bearcats family has suffered an extreme loss,’ said Director of Athletics John Cunningham.
Sidloski appeared in only two games as a freshman before suffering an injury and missing her entire sophomore season.
‘A crushing loss to the Sidloski family and all of the Bearcat family,’ tweeted Gavin MacLeod, an assistant coach at Ohio State who previously worked for the Bearcats. ‘A truly special soul, who improved everyone’s life simply by knowing her. You will be missed, but cherished forever Ally Sid.’
‘Not only have we felt the darkness of tragedy but the Light of Love, Empathy & Compassion,’ Stafford wrote on Twitter. ‘I’m moved by the Grace & Strength of the Sidloski Family & the Resiliency of our @GoBEARCATS Family. Ally Sid was a beautiful extraordinary woman, the emotions of so many proved that today.’