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Athletic Community Mourns Loss of State Softball Player Alex Wilcox

By: Adam Brown
Sports Editor
adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.
The softball community lost a friend and athlete Monday evening as Mississippi State outfielder Alex Wilcox passed away at the age of 18. 
Wilcox was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015 as a junior at Brantley High School in Alabama, Mississippi News Now reported. She helped lead her team to several Alabama state titles.
Wilcox was supported by her teammates and the entire softball world. The Ole Miss softball team joined in to support Wilcox by wearing teal ribbons for ovarian cancer.
https://twitter.com/OleMissSoftball/status/1011445616671645697
The Rebels softball head coach Mike Smith retweeted.


Mississippi State head coach Vann Stuedeman released a statement.
“Alex Wilcox will always be remembered by her smile,” she said. “The bravest, most courageous young lady I have ever known went through the toughest battle with a smile on her face every day. The grace and beauty that she put forward while suffering this horrific disease was truly remarkable and nothing short of heroic. Our hearts are broken for her family and all of those that loved her so dearly. The Mississippi State softball family will strive to humbly honor her warrior mentality and faith-filled heart. She will be forever missed.”

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