2015 Men's World League Round 2 to be Hosted in California

Aug. 26, 2014, 11:54 a.m. (ET)

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Tuesday, August 26 - The FIH Men’s World League Round 2 (WLR2) to be held from February 25 to March 8, 2015 will be hosted at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Chula Vista, Calif. This leg of the World League had been slated to be hosted at Lancaster, Pa. but due to scheduling conflicts, will take place at the OTC in Chula Vista.  This venue most recently hosted the FIH Men’s Word League Round 1 event in November 2012 where Team USA qualified with victories over Mexico and Guatemala.The top three teams of this tournament will earn a coveted spot at World League Round 3.

"We are excited to have the WLR2 in our back yard," said Head Coach Chris Clements. "We are looking forward to hosting some quality teams and the competition will be stiff to get to Round 3. Hosting this event is a privilege and for our players to play in front of a home crowd is always an advantage. The ability for us to showcase our Men's National Team with an FIH event is fantastic for USA Field Hockey and the men's program."

Already qualified for the tournament in San Diego are Team USA, Canada and Ireland. The additional five qualifiers will be confirmed at the end of World League Round 1 in early October 2014.

“To host an international event of this level demonstrates how much our men’s program has improved," said Executive Director Steve Locke. "Clearly, the FIH, our international federation, sees that the men’s program is providing a significant level of competition at the highest level of international play

USA Field Hockey is seeking local, enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the tournament! If interested, contact Emily Thomas ethomas@usafieldhockey.com

Full tournament information can be found on the FIH website