ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis University head women's soccer coach Katie Shields served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team that recently conducted its first training camp of the year.

Shields, her coaching colleagues and U.S. Soccer Women's Technical Director April Heinrichs welcomed 24 players to the camp, which was held Feb. 2-9 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The U18 roster includes five players who were members of the USA's 2012 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Team in Azerbaijan.

The U.S. U18 WNT training camp was held concurrently with the U.S. U20 WNT training camp. The two squads scrimmaged each other, and the U18 team also scrimmaged UC Irvine.