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Should I play D1 or D3 soccer?
Ive been having a really tough time trying to figure out what to do for college. I am a senior and have 2 weeks to decide where to go. I could go to a good d3 school where I would probably play a lot or go to a d1 and who knows if I would play. The d1 school is a fantastic, legendary soccer school that got a new coach and they are re-doing their whole program so this would be probably the only time for me to have an opportunity to play there because the program is going to get better and will get better recruits. I am worried about all that d1 would require and I know that I would constantly be having to prove myself because they might bring in better players while I would be there. Playing at d1 would push me to be a great soccer player but Im not sure if I would get burnt out or not. I am also unsure because what if I go to d3 and dont feel fufilled playing there. I dont want to go to d3 and feel like I am putting a cap on my ability to be the best player I can be. Everybody keeps asking me if I want to be "a big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond" and I dont know! there is so much pressure from my club and my coaches/trainer to play at the highest level. I just dont want to make the mistake of going to d3 and wondering if i should have gone to d1 because you can always go from d1 down to d3 but I dont think very many players go from d3 up to d1. Anybody go any advice for me?