Shooting Percentage Calculator
What is “Shooting Percentage”?
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.
It is used in other sports with a goalie such as ice hockey, soccer, field hockey, and water polo.
Formula – How to calculate shooting percentage
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%.
- Player statistics from World Lacrosse, National Lacrosse League, and the NCAA Men’s & Women’s leagues.
- Rules of lacrosse from the National Lacrosse League.
- US Lacrosse has a guide for Lacrosse statistics.
- HomeTeam Online has a glossary for Lacrosse terms.