Another tragedy in the sports world. According to the University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics, college soccer player Ally Sidloski died at the age of 21 over the weekend.
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
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources told E! News Ally drowned at East Fork State Park in Clermont County, Ohio.
Witnesses told the ODNR Ally was seen hanging from the platform of a boat before she disappeared into the water. Search crews recovered her body just after 1:00 a.m. on May 23. She reportedly was not wearing a life jacket.
University of Cincinnati Soccer Star Ally Sidloski Dead at 21 After Tragic Drowning Accident https://t.co/dNp94EaNcF
— E! News (@enews) May 24, 2021
After her death was confirmed, several members of the school’s athletic department paid tribute to Ally:
“I am absolutely crushed for the Sidloski Family, our soccer team and the University,” coach Neil Stafford said in a statement posted to the team’s website. “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.”
The investigation remains ongoing and is being led by the ODNR.
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