Ally attended the University of Cincinnati in 2018 as a member of the Bearcats women soccer team. She red-shirted her freshman year after doctors found cartilage damage in her right knee. After a long rehab back, Ally unfortunately tore her left ACL in 2019 but was able to play in 2 post-season matches 8 months later. Ally played her third and final game in a Bearcat uniform in spring of 2021. She was sidelined for the remainder of the season after she suffered stress fractures in two vertebrae. Although she was injured for the most of her collegiate soccer career, she was well-known and well-respected by her teammates and student-athletes. Most knew her for her positive attitude, her genuine smile and her relentless grit. Ally was finishing up her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and was planning on completing her MBA in 2022 with plans to attend Law School.
On May 22, 2021 Ally was boating with a group of friends from Cincinnati when she was overtaken by carbon monoxide fumes from the boat’s exhaust and slipped into the water unconscious and drowned. The carbon monoxide level in her lungs was 34%. She was sitting in the back of the boat most of the day. She was only 21 years old.
Allyson Marie Sidloski was born on April 22, 2000. Ally has two sisters: Katie (Katelyn), 21 months older than Ally and Coley (Nicole), 3 and a half years younger. The Sidloski family moved to the city of Strongsville in 2001 and still reside in the same home. Ally began dancing and playing soccer at the age of 4. She continued to do both until she was about 10, when she chose to focus on soccer. She played Strongsville travel soccer, coached by her dad, for 6 years and club soccer for Cleveland Futbol Club for about 10 years.
Ally was a 4-year Varsity Letterman in soccer at Strongsville High School from 2014-2017. She was fun to watch as a crafty midfielder with fantastic skill. She was a great teammate, leader and well respected by her teammates and coaches. Although she missed her senior year due to ACL tear, she was awarded All Greater Cleveland 2nd Team as a Junior and is represented on the Lady Mustangs Records holding the 9th most assists in a season (20 in 2016) and 13th most assists in her career (33 in 2014-2016) as well as scoring 20 goals in her career.
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