Local standouts selected to be new Phillies Ballgirls

From biochemistry experts to star athletes, eight new area standouts have been added to the Phillies Ballgirls presented by Macy’s 2012 roster.
The new Phillies Ballgirls were selected by the Phillies after an intense tryout process, which included testing the candidates’ softball skills and speed, as well as interpersonal skills and baseball knowledge.
The final Phillies Ballgirl position, however, was selected by thousands of fans during a one-week voting opportunity on phillies.com, where visitors were able to view biographies and video of the top three candidates up for the final position. Leigh Ann Costanzo from Philadelphia received the top votes – and won the coveted position.
“There were so many qualified candidates this year,” said Michele DeVicaris, Manager for the Phillies Ballgirls. “It was not an easy decision, but we know that the young women who have been selected will serve as tremendous role models both on and off the field.”

2012 Newly-Selected Phillies Ballgirls

  • Alicia Anglin from Bryn Mawr, Pa. – A medical laboratory technologist for University of Pennsylvania Hospital; Graduate of Neumann University specializing in biology and clinical laboratory science; Former varsity softball player.
  • Leigh Ann Costanzo from Philadelphia, Pa. – Pursuing a nursing degree at Holy Family University, where she is a member of the university’s softball team.
  • Ashley Erdman from Halifax, Pa. – Enrolled in the physician assistant program at Lock Haven University; Graduate of Bloomsburg University with a Biology for Health Sciences Degree.
  • Marcia Fitzpatrick from Springfield, Pa. – A sales associate for Michael Kors; Fashion industry Management Major at Philadelphia University.
  • Emily Kordwitz from West Chester, Pa. – Biochemistry expert; Graduate of West Chester University.
  • Michelle Lewis from Downington, Pa. – Varsity athlete; Future Exercise Science Major at Immaculata University.
  • Rachel Matreale from Williamstown, NJ – Marketing major at Rider University; Former marketing and promotions intern for Camden Riversharks and Trenton Devil Hockey teams; Pitching instructor for Jackson Baseball/Softball Academy; NCAA Division I Athlete.
  • Amy McCaffrey from Fort Washington, Pa. – Upper Dublin field and hockey coach; Former MVP, First Team All-Conference softball player and varsity field hockey player; Attends West Chester University - Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders.

Returning Phillies Ballgirls

  • Moira DiSandro from Ambler, Pa.
  • Genevieve Haney from Levittown, Pa.
  • Leanne McCarron from Norwood, Pa.
  • Samantha McDonald from Warrington, Pa.
  • Jamie Orensky from Wilmington, DE
  • Maureen Shockley from Magnolia, NJ
  • Samantha Torres from Pennsauken, NJ