Peter Gerhard is a Double A player.

The Ranney High School (N.J.) junior has a combination of aggressiveness and athleticism that makes him perfect to play midfield.

“My strengths as a player revolve around my ability to play both offense and defense as a midfielder,” he said.

It’s proven effective both at the varsity level, and soon, in the collegiate ranks.

Gerhard’s next stop following high school will be Bucknell University, a commitment first reported by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

The 5-foot-8, 160-pound righty, Bucknell’s third 2015 tristate commit, plays travel lacrosse for Team United.

recruiting_updateNow, here’s a Q&A with Peter on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
Bucknell is a fantastic school and they have an outstanding Computer Engineering Program, which is my intended field of study. The coaching staff is great and they have a unique philosophy that separates them from most of the other schools that I visited.

The guys on the team are great players and made me feel like I was a part of their group.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
I will continue to strive to become a more complete player and I intend to work on my faceoff skills.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I started playing lacrosse in third grade.  I found that lacrosse suited my personality much better then baseball.  I also played Pop Warner Football when I was in elementary school.  I currently practice Mixed Martial Arts and have been for the past several years.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
My travel team is Team United 2015 Black, which is based in Little Silver, N.J.  I played in the United Capital Challenge Showcase Camp in Albany, N.Y.  I also played in the ECLC Showcase at Dartmouth, the Terrier Showcase at Boston University, the Crimson Showcase at Harvard, and the Villanova Prospect Clinic at Villanova.

Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my Team United coaches, Steve Carcaterra and Ric Beardsley for helping me to achieve my dreams of playing Division I college lacrosse.  They have been there every step of the way and have been amazing role models.

I would like to thank my parents for their incredible support throughout this process and for supporting all of my decisions.

I would also like to thank my future Bucknell coaches for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime.

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