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Rylie Crane named to Softball Canada U19 National Team Selection Roster

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Softball Canada announced the roster for the players taking part in a U19 Women’s National Team selection camp taking place from August 8-12 in Surrey, B.C. and current Catalina Foothills standout Rylie Crane made the list.

A Wisconsin commit, Crane is following in the footsteps of former Sabino standout Kelsey Jenkins Harshman who earned multiple honors playing for Wisconsin while representing Canada on various national teams. That path ultimately led to an Olympic bronze medal Harshman earned with Canada in Tokyo.

According to a release, the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team program had its most successful year ever in 2019, winning a pair of bronze medals at the WBSC U19 Women’s World Cup and the U17 Pan American Championship. The bronze medal at the World Cup was Canada’s first-ever medal at the event, while the third-place finish at the Pan American Championship qualified Canada for the next World Cup.

Crane’s main position is shortstop but she also has a command of other infield and outfield positions. Crane is also a standout golfer for the Falcons.

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