Allyson Sidloski: College of Cincinnati soccer participant dies in drowning at East Fork State Park


ODNR said Sidloski did not wear a life jacket.

According to the ODNR, search parties found her body shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Sidloski recently completed her second football season with the Bearcats, but not played in 2020 due to an injury, the university said in one statement.

“I am absolutely dejected for the Sidloski family, our football team and the university,” said UC’s football head coach Neil Stafford in the statement. “There are no words to deal with a tragedy of this magnitude.”

Stafford said, “Ally has been one of the pillars of everything that is right about our program. A great student, a robust and resilient player and a phenomenal person – this is an immeasurable and unspeakable loss.”

“Our hearts go to their family and friends and we will lift them up with our fond memories of Ally,” he added.

UC Soccer said Sidloski had been named a “TopCat Scholar” over several semesters in order to achieve a 4.0 GPA.

“Our Bearcats family has suffered an extreme loss,” Athletics Director John Cunningham said in the statement. “We send all of 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.”

Sidloski leaves behind her parents and two sisters.

East Fork State Park is located about 25 miles southeast of Cincinnati in Clermont County.