Softball world pays tribute to Mississippi State pitcher Alex Wilcox, who died Monday
Alex Wilcox, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016, died Monday. The former Mississippi State pitcher and Brantley, Alabama, native was 18.
Wilcox appeared in eight games last season for the Bulldogs, who wore teal jerseys for midweek games as part of the "No One Fights Alone" campaign to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Throughout the season, Mississippi State opponents paid tributes of their own, from wearing teal socks, to organizing walks to launching fundraising campaigns.
The softball world, and beyond, has taken to social media to continue those tributes.
Our hearts are heavy as we lost @Alex_wilcox8 tonight after her long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.- MSU Softball (@HailStateSB) June 26, 2018
She did not lose her battle, but fought every day with a bright smile and inspired all that knew her story.#NoOneFightsAlone https://t.co/gexTYyye9r
Last night Alex Wilcox, a brave young woman from Brantley, ended her fight against ovarian cancer that sparked a national movement. I join her family, friends, & teammates in mourning her loss. Alex leaves behind an extraordinary legacy. #NoOneFightsAlone https://t.co/XMAFEKwA6S
-- Rep. Martha Roby (@RepMarthaRoby) June 26, 2018
@HailStateSB player Alex Wilcox was an inspiration to us all. Her fight rallied her @SEC student-athlete colleagues & we are saddened to learn of her passing. Alex won the hearts of everyone associated with @HailState & SEC Softball. Our prayers are with her family & teammates.-- Greg Sankey (@GregSankey) June 26, 2018
Truly heartbreaking to hear @HailStateSB Alex Wilcox passed away. Godspeed to the Wilcoxes and the everyone touched by such a beautiful soul.-- dawnstaley (@dawnstaley) June 26, 2018
There are no words to describe Alex Wilcox. Nothing could ever do justice to describe what she meant to all of us. Rest In Peace Alex. You are the strongest, most beautiful person I have ever had the privilege to know. �� https://t.co/zv3oeq7T8O-- Caroline Seitz (@Carolineseitz) June 26, 2018
Prayers up for @HailStateSB and the family of #AlexWilcox-- Baylor Softball (@BaylorSoftball) June 26, 2018
Her story and fight served as an inspiration to the entire @NCAAsoftball family, reminding all of us why we love this game
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" Ecclesiastes 3:1
This evening, we lift up Alex Wilcox, her family, and the @HailStateSB team. Alex was an inspiration to many in the softball world for her fight against ovarian cancer, a fight that will not soon be forgotten �� #NoOneFightsAlone | #SECfamily-- Georgia Softball (@UGASoftball) June 26, 2018
Back in March, we played @HailStateSB and supported Alex Wilcox and her fight with ovarian cancer. Today, we send a prayer to the entire Wilcox family. We are thinking about you all. pic.twitter.com/HwGTK7QFcF-- BC Softball (@BC_Softball) June 26, 2018
Heartfelt condolences go out to Alex Wilcox's family and her @HailStateSB family.-- Amanda Scarborough (@ascarborough) June 26, 2018
She touched the entire softball community. Her strength and courage will continue to inspire. #noonefightsalone https://t.co/iV1QUPmdam
Incredibly saddened to hear of Alex's passing tonight. She was a true inspiration through her fight and unwavering spirit. The thoughts of #RebelNation are with the Wilcox family and her loved ones.#NoOneFightsAlone https://t.co/jg6UOgm6hz-- Ole Miss Softball (@OleMissSoftball) June 26, 2018
Thoughts and prayers to Alex's family, to the Bulldog program. To see how Alex and her story have impacted the Softball community and beyond is incredible. Firmly believe an angel is now watching over all. https://t.co/lKuYz1Aq7J-- Cat Osterman (@catosterman) June 26, 2018
Your fight and pure love for the game and your teammates will always be inspiring to the softball community. Thank you, Alex ❤️ Thoughts and prayers to the Wilcox and @HailStateSB family #NoOneFightsAlone #RIL pic.twitter.com/i4C4U6OoH1— Keilani Ricketts Tumanuvao (@laniricketts10) June 26, 2018
We join the softball community in sending our thoughts to the family, friends and teammates of Alex Wilcox. https://t.co/bWwm9fT67y-- USA Softball (@USASoftball) June 26, 2018
Totally breaks my heart that at 19 years old, a beautiful soul Alex wilcox lost her battle with ovarian cancer thinking of U @HailStateSB ♥️-- Danielle Lawrie (@DanielleLawrie5) June 26, 2018