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Local athletes get the call to be Phillies Ballgirls

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Nine area standouts have been added to the 2013 Phillies Ballgirls roster, a program presented by Macy’s.

The new Phillies Ballgirls were selected by the Phillies after an intense tryout process, which included testing the candidates’ softball skills, as well as interpersonal skills and baseball knowledge.

“We were so impressed by the candidates this year,” said Michele DeVicaris, Manager for the Phillies Ballgirls. “The women selected to be Phillies Ballgirls are terrific additions to the 2013 team, and will serve as tremendous role models both on and off the field.”

In addition, there will be eight returning ballgirls from the 2012 season. The entire squad will gather for the first time this Saturday, January 19, at Citizens Bank Park for their first photo shoot.

ABOUT THE PHILLIES BALLGIRLS:

The Phillies Ballgirls are ambassadors for the Phillies. They represent educated, athletic and energetic women who hope to serve as role models in professional sports for young girls.

In addition to their work on the field, Phillies Ballgirls make over 150 off-field appearances and play a minimum of 10 softball games for charity. They are also involved in the Phillies environmental initiatives, including captaining the Red Goes Green team. For more information, or to schedule a ballgirl for a future community appearance, please visit www.phillies.com/ballgirls.

2013 Newly-Selected Phillies Ballgirls

Name

Hometown

Occupation/School

Abby Block

Drexel Hill, Pa.

West Chester University student – English major and former softball instructor at Phillies Baseball Academy

Stephanie DeCarolis

Hatboro, Pa.

Shippensburg University student – Communications major and news director of SUTV; 2005 & 2007 MVP for ASA league

Taylor Huckfeldt

State College, Pa.

Penn State University – Kinesiology major; Former All State Team for outfield

Danielle Kalis

North Wales, Pa.

St. Joseph’s University student – Business Administration, Food, Marketing major; Co-captain of North Penn Eclipse Fast Pitch Travel softball team

Mackenzie Kramer

Elkins Park, Pa.

Muhlenberg College student

Kelly Nesci

Wilmington, De.

Kutztown University student – Business Administration major; Former finance intern for State of Delaware Department of Finance; Assistant coach for Talleyville Girls Softball community league

Kory Nesci

Wilmington, De.

Kutztown University student – Business Administration/Marketing major

Madeline Scepansky

Drexel Hill, Pa.

Drexel University student – Sport management major

Stephanie Talerico

Fairless Hills, Pa.

Chiropractic assistant; University at Albany – Human Biology graduate; Division I NCAA Softball team member

Returning Ballgirls

Name

Hometown

Occupation/School

Alicia Anglin

Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

Medical lab technologist

Leigh Ann Costanzo

Philadelphia, Pa.

Nurse

Ashley Erdman

Halifax, Pa.

Physician’s assistant

Marcia Fitzpatrick

Springfield, Pa.

Philadelphia University student

Emily Kordwitz

West Chester, Pa.

Analytical development consultant

Michelle Lewis

Downingtown, Pa.

Immaculata University student

Rachael Matreale

Williamstown, NJ

Rider University student

Amy McCaffrey

Fort Washington, Pa.

West Chester University student

 

 

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