Shooting percentage is a lacrosse player’s percentage of shots that are goals.
A higher shooting percentage is a sign of a player that frequently scores for each shot on goal they take.
Shooting Percentage = Goals Scored / Shots on Goal
- A “goal” is a shot that goes in the net. Include empty net goals. Do not include goals from a shootout.
- A “shot” is a shot that directs the ball towards the net and is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net. The shot total does not include shots blocked by a non-goalie player (blocked shots) and shots that miss the net or hit the goalpost (missed shots). Include empty net shots. Do not include shots from a shootout.
A player makes 78 shots on goal and in that time scores 22 goals:
22 goals ÷ 78 shots = 0.282.
This player’s shooting percentage is 0.282, or 28.2%.