Shooting Percentage (SH%) Calculator (Lacrosse)

Shooting Percentage Calculator

What is “Shooting Percentage”?

Shooting percentage is a statistic used in lacrosse (as well as ice hockeyfield hockey, soccer, water polo, and other sports with a goalie) that is used to put a player’s number of goals made in comparison with their total shots made.

It is intended to give a measurement of a player’s scoring ability.


Shooting Percentage is calculated as follows:

Shooting Percentage = goals scored / shots on goal taken.


If a player has made 78 shots on goal and in that time has scored 22 goals:

22 goals divided by 78 shots is 0.282.

Therefore, the player’s shooting percentage is 0.282, or 28.2%.

What counts as a “goal”?

A “goal” is generally considered to be a shot on goal that goes into the net.

What counts as a “shot on goal”?

A “shot” is a shot that directs the ball towards the net and is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net.


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