It’s hard to miss Andrew Eichelberger on the lacrosse field.

The rising junior two-way midfielder from Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston is 6-foot-3, 200 pounds.

Eichelberg also has skills to go along with that size and will soon be showcasing them at the next level. He has given a verbal commitment to Lehigh University, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

Eichelberger, a righty, is a strong feeder who uses his athleticism and large frame to create offensive opportunities. He’s also an outstanding defensive player and has good field vision and a high lacrosse IQ.

He is also a football standout for Strake Jesuit as a wide receiver.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
Lehigh’s combination of  outstanding academics, athletics and an exceptional coaching staff are what drew me to Lehigh. The coaches and team made me feel a part of the family at Lehigh.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I considered several schools including:  Yale, Bucknell, Towson, Rutgers, Delaware and Furman.

I visited Lehigh, UPenn, Bucknell, Towson, Princeton & Michigan.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
Pushing transition, defense, finding the open man and shooting.  I make quick decisions with high lacrosse IQ and do anything to help my team win.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
Explosion out of my dodge and overall speed

How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
Family friends of ours, the Finneys, introduced me to the game.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for the Long Island Sting (Ken Miller) and Dallas Select (Anthony Crimmins).

This summer, I’ve played at Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip and MVP with the Long Island Sting (all-star team) and Maverik Showtime. I’ll finish off the summer with Under Armour and Hotbeds both with the Long Island Sting.

Any final thoughts?
I’ve had some great coaches in my life. I’d like to start off thanking coach Keith Tintle and coach Al Christopher for originally helping me develop my game.  Thank you to coaches Anthony Crimmins,  Mike Block and  Ken Miller for helping me continue to develop my game.

I’m grateful to the coaches at Lehigh for opening the door and giving me the opportunity.

Last but not least, I’d like to thank my mom and dad for their encouragement and support in every area of my life.

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