Shooting Percentage (SH%) Calculator (Lacrosse)

LAST UPDATE: February 22nd, 2020

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, soccerfield 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%.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is “SH%” in Lacrosse?

SH% stands for shooting percentage. It is the number of shots on goal that player scores.

How do you calculate shooting percentage in Lacrosse?

Shooting percentage is the number of goals divided by the number of shots on net. Blocked shots and missed shots (including hitting the goalpost) are not counted as shots. Do not include goals and shots from a shootout.