not really. if you think you have same chance of playing on duke or tufts, you are insane. think the point was go to best school possible and forget what division it is.
If you are a great HS player with great grades and Coach Danowski thinks you can play lacrosse at Duke, please enlighten us to what the down side is? you get to Duke and don't get a lot of playing time and after four years you have a Duke degree and your kicking yourself because you could have gone to a better academic school than Duke and gotten playing time?
My advice to you is never ask out a beautiful person they might be to good for you, and never apply for that great job, too much competition...how can you seriously make a comment like "go to the best school" when you are talking about Duke and Tufts. Please find your great academic school with a mediocre team so you can get your participation trophy and don't ever challenge yourself to be the best at anything leave that to the winners and the Dukies.