PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Phillies have announced their new ball girls for the 2013 season.

“We were so impressed by the candidates this year,” said Michele DeVicaris, Manager for the Phillies Ballgirls via press release. “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.”

The tryout process included testing the candidates’ on-field ability, baseball knowledge and interpersonal skills.

There will be nine new ball girls, including twins Kelly and Kory Nesci. In addition, eight ball girls will return who were with the squad during the 2012 season.

The New Ball Girls:

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 – HumanBiology graduate; Division I NCAA Softball team member

The Returning Ball Girls:

Alicia Anglin
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 
Medical lab technologist
Leigh Ann Costanzo
Philadelphia, Pa.
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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