‘A beautiful, extraordinary woman’: Social media pays tribute to drowning victim Ally Sidloski, Strongsville native and Cincinnati student

WKYC.com | May 25, 2021

By Dave “Dino” DeNatale, Hope Sloop

CINCINNATI — Tributes have been pouring in for 21-year-old Ally Sidloski, the University of Cincinnati sophomore from Strongsville who died in a drowning incident on East Fork Lake over the weekend.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said Sidloski was last seen hanging onto the swim platform of a boat before disappearing into the water, according to WLWT in Cincinnati. She had not been wearing a life jacket.

Her body was pulled out of the water around 1 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Sidloski, a Strongsville High School alumna, was a soccer player on the University of Cincinnati’s women’s team.

“Not only have we felt the darkness of tragedy but the Light of Love, Empathy & Compassion. 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,” University of Cincinnati soccer coach Neil Stafford wrote on Twitter.