• The Cincinnati Bearcats left in grief following tragic death of 21-year-old female soccer player
  • Ally Sidloski died of drowning while hanging off a swimming platform on a boat
  • SIdloski was a scholar student who had a knack for soccer

Ally Sidloski of the University of Cincinnati was considered one of the promising female soccer stars who also had a golden heart.

Unfortunately, a tragic accident has now prevented her from carrying on her advocacy following reports that she died of drowning at East Fork State Park in Ohio.

News about the tragic death of Sidloski was confirmed by the University of Cincinnati on Monday.

Per reports, the student-athlete was hanging off a swimming platform that was attached to a boat but fell into the lake.

She was not wearing a life jacket at the time, according to officials in a statement via the official Cincinnati Bearcats Twitter account.

Sidloski did not play for the Bearcats this season due to an injury.

As a freshman in 2018, she redshirted as a freshman to focus on her studies. She earned Academic All-ACC honors in 2019 after completing multiple semesters with a 4.0 GPA.

This was one of the reasons why she was named a TopCat scholar in multiple semesters.

"I am absolutely crushed for the Sidloski Family, our soccer team and the University," head coach Neil Stafford said in a statement. "I am absolutely crushed for the Sidloski Family, our soccer team and the University."

Aside from her diligence in her studies, Sidloski touched lives and was best known as an avid soccer player.

Her father, David, and sister, Katie, also played soccer at the collegiate level.

David played for Cleveland State University, while Katie played for Indiana State University and Cleveland State.

In honor of Sidloski, her mother put up a GoFundMe page to help her legacy by creating scholarships in her name.

Rather than sending flowers, the family wants to pay it forward by helping students in the form of these scholarships.

“We would like to help her legacy live on by creating scholarships in her name,” the statement read. “As she stated herself, ‘Life is about the people who come together to support you and love you through it all."