12/01/2010 3:47 PM ET
Fans Cast Nearly 184,000 Votes to Select New Phillies Ballgirl Presented by Macy's
Final Phillies Ballgirl Roster Announced
Nearly 184,000 votes were cast online at phillies.com to select the final member for the 2011 Phillies Ballgirls team, a program presented by Macy's. Genevieve Haney from Levittown, Pa., a marketing coordinator for Villanova University, received the most votes. As a result, she is the newest member of the 2011 Phillies Ballgirl team.
This was the second time the team opened up the final ballgirl spot to online voting. Haney was one of five candidates in the two-week voting opportunity, which ended Tuesday, November 30. Fans had the chance to view biographies of the final candidates, as well as a brief video from ballgirl tryouts held in early November. The candidates were narrowed from tryouts.
"The fan response to select the final Phillies Ballgirl through online voting was truly amazing," said Michele DeVicaris, Manager, Phillies Community and Charity Events. "Genevieve, as well as the six other young women who will be joining this season's ballgirl roster, will no doubt be terrific role models both on and off the field."
2011 Newly-Selected Phillies Ballgirls
ABOUT THE PHILLIES BALLGIRLS
- Moira DiSandro from Ambler, Pa., University of Delaware student
- Genevieve Haney from Levittown, Pa., a marketing coordinator for Villanova University
- Leanne McCarron from Norwood, Pa.. a coordinator at University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Samantha McDonald from Warrington, Pa., an Environmental Resource Management Major at Pennsylvania State University
- Jamie Orensky from Philadelphia, Pa., a civil engineer who attended the University of Delaware
- Maureen Shockley from Magnolia, NJ, an assistant softball coach and currently enrolled in the MBA Finance program at Centenary College
- Samantha Torres from Pennsauken, NJ, Camden County College student and softball star athlete
Phillies Ballgirls serve as ambassadors for the Phillies and represent the team both on and off the field at various charity and community events. For more information, please visit http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/phi/community/ballgirls/index.jsp.