Originally Posted by Anonymous
Would not say Summit, Manasquan, RFH, and Westfield do a great job of keeping kids public compared to Mountain Lakes. If you look at the rosters of schools like Delbarton, SHP, Pingry, Lawrenceville, and even NE prep schools, they are littered with kids from Summit every year. Same applies to Westfield for SHP, St. Peters, and Pingry. Less so with Delbarton and the prep schools. With regard to Squan and RFH, take a look at the rosters at CBA, Red Bank Catholic, Lawrenceville, Hun, etc. Ridgewood, Northern Highlands, and Ramapo are all in the same boat with loads of kids heading to the Bergen County catholic schools.

In Mountain Lakes, it is very very rare to see kids go to private school. Not sure how Flynn has done it but a Mountain Lakes resident going to Delbarton (really the only private school that makes sense geographically/athletically/demographically).

Fair point, and I agree that ML probably does the best job at keeping kids local, especially with the many private options nearby. As for schools like Westfield, Ridgewood and Summit, I guess that the talent pool is deep enough to absorb losing kids. Manasquan/RFH are a much different dynamic because the only alternative lacrosse option (other than heading off to prep school) is CBA, but CBA loses out on a lot of players because of the absence of football which keeps a lot of RFH/Manasquan/Wall kids public (no kid goes to RBC for lacrosse).