Investigation looks at soccer player drowning

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

An investigation is looking at the drowning of an 18-year-old freshman on Northern Michigan University's varsity women's soccer team during a team workout in a school swimming pool.

The school in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says Arianna Alioto of Columbia, Mo., drowned Friday at the Physical Education Instructional Facility in Marquette. A crowd of at least 200 gathered Saturday night for a candlelight vigil to remember Alioto, who was redshirted this fall while recovering from a knee injury.

Members of other Northern Michigan University sports teams were among those who turned out for the vigil.

Alioto was a 5-foot-3 center midfielder who graduated from Rock Bridge High School. Northern Michigan University plans to release more information about her death this week.

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