U.S. U-18 girls to hold first camp

Coach Dave Chesler called in 24 players for the first U.S. under-18 women's national team camp of the year, which will take place April 4-11 at the Home Depot Center.

The 24-player roster features 16 players born in 1992 and eight players born in 1991. All the players in camp are eligible for the 2010 Under-20 Women's World Cup in Germany, and the players born in 1992 are eligible for the 2012 World Cup as well.

Three players played significant roles for the USA at the 2008 U-17 Women's World Cup: midfielders Elizabeth Eddy and Julia Roberts and forward Samantha Johnson.

U.S. U-18 WNT Training Camp Roster
GOALKEEPERS: Vittoria Arnold (Dallas Texans), Anna Sieloff (Vardar), Sarah Voigt (Ponte Vedra SC)
DEFENDERS: Torri Allen (McLean Premier), Elizabeth Eddy (So Cal Blues), Megan Oyster (Windy City Pride), Mollie Pathman (Triangle FC), Rachel Quon (Eclipse Select), Kendall Romine (So Cal Blues), Courtney Smith (Dallas Texans), Carrie Whigham (Sereno SC)
MIDFIELDERS: Kate Bennett (Crossfire.), Alex Crown (Space Coast United), Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick (San Ramon Shock), Julia Roberts (McLean Premier), Julia Sandridge (TCSYA Lady Twins), Annie Steilage (Michigan Hawks), Rebecca Twining (Challenge SC)
FORWARDS: Hayley Brock (FC Stars of Mass.), Michelle Cruz (Slammers FC); Kylie Facinelli (So Cal Blue), Samantha Johnson (Real So Cal, Natalia Ledezma (Slammers FC), Rachel Nuzzolesse (Rockville Centre)

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