Big Apple Softball League: New York City's LGBTQ+ Softball League

Meet the Board – Emily Levin

 Q&A With BASL Mousseau Division Representative, Emily Levin

This is Emily’s very first season as a BASL Division Representative for the Women’s Mousseau Division and we’re all really excited to have her on board (thanks Tarah!).


What do you do for the BASL?

I’m the Rep for the Women’s Mousseau Division, my job is to make sure that all the mangers and players in my Division are up-to-date on whats going on with the league. I help problem solve any issues that come up, find ways to improve the experience for all players, and I’m an advocate for my division’s needs. This season I’m really focused on ways to grow the women’s divisions. I would love to have at least two more teams added to both Green Batten and Mousseau by the 2019 season!

When did you start playing in the BASL?

I started playing BASL in 2010 on the Silent Assassins, I had missed the draft and so I emailed join@bigapplesoftball.com and was placed with them. I was looking for ways to meet more gay people and have something to do so I googled ‘gay softball’ and here we are! It was for sure one of my best googles!

Where are you from?

New Jersey! Hey, to all the Jersey trash out there. I grew up in South Jersey, by LBI and then moved to New York after college and I still live in my Hell’s Kitchen apartment I moved into in 2007.

What do you do for fun? 

If you can’t find me on the softball field all summer then I’m most likely on a beach. I always want sun and beach!

What three words describe you best?

This question stresses me out. Does that say enough? Just come say, “Hi!” to me and you’ll find out! I’m friendly, that I know!

How did you get involved with volunteering for BASL?

I’m a pretty outspoken and a get-things-done kind of person, so as soon as I got to know the league better I began to see ways that we could improve and I started talking about it. My teammates (Hey bombers!) and Manager (shout out to Sulyn!) gave me the initial push to get more involved. But it was Tarah Burns, our wonderful former Woman’s Commish that really pulled me in and was basically like, “You have to.”

I’m very happy she made me step up because I love getting to help bring more people into the league and I would encourage anyone who is thinking about getting involved to come talk to someone on the board.  We can help find a place for you to be involved that works both for you and for us!

Editor’s Note: Email execboard@bigapplesoftball.com if Emily has inspired you to get involved!

What do you love about BASL? 

I love that still get to play softball as a grownup!

I love that I get to meet new people all the time that also love to play.

I love that this league is a safe space for people to come and find their tribe.

I love that this whole thing exists because enough people volunteer their time and brains to make it happen.


 

#babyEmily During her first season with the Silent Assassins in 2010

 

Emily with her current team, The B-Bombers at their Sponsor Bar, Henrietta Hudson


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