MADISON, Wis. – Rylie Crane of the Wisconsin softball team has been named the 2023 Canadian softball roster to compete in the 2023 WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Group Stage from July 22-26, 2023, in Castions di Strada and Buttrio, Italy, announced Tuesday afternoon by Softball Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee.
A total of 16 athletes qualified for Team Canada based on their selection by the Women’s National Team coaching staff of Kaleigh Rafter, Chris Jones, and Christian Conrad. Canada is currently ranked fifth in the WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings and qualified for the WBSC World Cup Group Stage and the 2023 Pan American Games with a silver-medal performance at the 2022 WBSC Pan American Championship held November 12-19 in Guatemala City.
Crane finished her freshman campaign with a .220 batting average, appearing in 43 games, while starting 34 – all at second base. She tallied 22 hits, with three doubles, a triple and platted 11 RBI.
Team Canada Roster
Dawn Bodrug (Georgetown, Ont.)
Rylie Crane (Toronto, Ont.)
Emma Entzminger (Victoria, B.C.)
Larissa Franklin (Maple Ridge, B.C.)
Sara Groenewegen (Surrey, B.C.)
Kelsey Harshman (Delta, B.C.)
Zoe Hicks (Boissevain, Man.)
Kianna Jones (Surrey, B.C.)
Janet Leung (Mississauga, Ont.)
Grace Messmer (Surrey, B.C.)
Callum Pilgrim (Abbotsford, B.C.)
Erika Polidori (Brantford, Ont.)
Morgan Rackel (Calgary, Alta.)
Morgan Reimer (Langley, B.C.)
Nicole Rivait (Oakville, Ont.)
Natalie Wideman (Mississauga, Ont.)