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Women's Recruiting Jan 04, 2021

Cleveland State women’s soccer team signs transfer from Indiana State

CLEVELAND, OhioCleveland State women’s soccer head coach Dallas Boyer announced the addition of senior midfielder Katie Sidloski to the team’s roster.

Sidloski comes to Cleveland State University as a transfer, after playing her first three collegiate seasons at Indiana State University.

“Katie becomes another in our growing tradition of Cleveland-area players that have come home to join us for an opportunity to play in front of family and friends in the city they love and call ‘home’,” said women’s soccer head coach Dallas Boyer. “She’s a great fit with our style of play as someone that is very good technically and is able to maintain possession under pressure.”

Sidloski has appeared in 48 matches, including 37 starts, throughout her collegiate career. The 5-5 midfielder was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team in 2019, while tying for third on the Sycamores’ with five points recorded. Sidloski played 979 minutes during her junior season, including a season-high 98 minutes against Northern Iowa.

“Katie is versatile in being able to play either deeper in midfield to help early in our possession or as she did her sophomore year is capable of moving further up the field to create and score goals,” said Boyer. “It will be great to add a player with Katie’s experience at this level and integrate her into an already exciting group to see where she helps us the best. ”

During her sophomore season, Sidloski started in all 18 games, tying for second on the team with four goals. She scored two goals in a 3-1 road win over Eastern Illinois, in a match which the midfielder had only two looks at the frame. The newest Viking appeared in 15 games her freshman season, making eight starts and logging 487 total minutes played.

A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Sidloski earned First Team All Greater Cleveland Conference honors, as well as First Team All-District and Second Team All-Ohio as a member of the Strongsville Mustangs. Her club team, Ambassadors FC, won the Ohio North State Cup Championship from 2013-15 and were MRL Champs in both 2014 and 2015.

A daughter of Dave and Tracie, Sidloski has two siblings, Ally and Nicole.