I am currently an international student from Romania. I am completing my senior year in high school but I am already looking into schools that I could get recruited into.
I love soccer and I want to pursue a professional career in the US. I do play for a very big club team here in Bucharest, but I started the recruitment process really late and most D1 schools I want to apply for actually have their rosters completed already. I've been left to choose from a handful of D2 and D3 schools. This has unfortunatley caused alot of stress on me and I haven't been able to focus on things like my SAT, or getting the best I can on my report cards.
My question is, if I go to a D2 school, play really well, improve my SAT score (2000+), and try my best in the courses i take (aim for As and A+'s), would it then be realistic to aim for top D1 schools? (Ivy league schools, UCLA, Akron, Ohio state, etc.)
I'm stressing out like crazy, so if anyone has any knowledge on this - please help me out!