The Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday announced their roster of 17 ballgirls for the 2013 season, including second-year ballgirl Alicia Anglin, a Bryn Mawr resident.
Patch interviewed Anglin last year when she was named to the ballgirl roster for the first time.
This year's roster includes eight returning ballgirls (including Anglin) and nine newcomers, including a pair of twins.
The Phillies announced the roster in the following statement to media:
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
Drexel Hill, Pa.
West Chester University student – English major and former softball instructor at Phillies Baseball Academy
Shippensburg University student – Communications major and news director of SUTV; 2005 & 2007 MVP for ASA league
State College, Pa.
Penn State University – Kinesiology major; Former All State Team for outfield
North Wales, Pa.
St. Joseph’s University student – Business Administration, Food, Marketing major; Co-captain of North Penn Eclipse Fast Pitch Travel softball team
Elkins Park, Pa.
Muhlenberg College student
Kutztown University student – Business Administration major; Former finance intern for State of Delaware Department of Finance; Assistant coach for Talleyville Girls Softball community league
Kutztown University student – Business Administration/Marketing major
Drexel Hill, Pa.
Drexel University student – Sport management major
Fairless Hills, Pa.
Chiropractic assistant; University at Albany – Human Biology graduate; Division I NCAA Softball team member
Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Medical lab technologist
Leigh Ann Costanzo
Philadelphia University student
West Chester, Pa.
Analytical development consultant
Immaculata University student
Rider University student
Fort Washington, Pa.
West Chester University student