Ohio State men’s soccer player drowns while with teammates


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State’s men’s soccer coach says one of his players drowned while swimming with some of his teammates at a lake outside Columbus.

Nineteen-year-old Fikayo Idowu died Friday. He was from Madison, Mississippi, and had been on the Ohio State soccer team since 2014.

He was a defender and majoring in health and rehabilitation sciences, He wanted to attend medical school. He also was a two-time Ohio State scholar-athlete award winner.

Soccer coach John Bluem tells The Columbus Dispatch that the drowning happened at Apple Valley Lake in Knox County, about 40 miles northeast of the campus.

Friends and teammates gathered Saturday night to remember Idowu at the university’s soccer stadium.

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