Private/Catholic schools should never be included in a comparison with a school district. They should be separate.
They are able to pull talent from all over the island.
What Talent are they "Pulling".. there are no athletic scholarships at Saint Anthony's ... especially for girls lacrosse.
People choose to send their kids there for any number of reasons. The local HS doesn't meet their academic desires, its unsafe, too woke, the athletic programs (girls lax team) are terrible. The list goes on and on.
they aren't "included in comparison to public schools" they're kept separate, they play in their own league.. they are lucky to have the opportunity to play against other talented LI teams, in non-conference game, sometimes they win sometimes they lose. they don't get to play in Girls Lacrosse county championships', the LIC or any state tournament's.
All that said the St A girls on the Newsday list would've started on every HS girls team on LI, and probably on most since they were in 8th grade.