# Shooting Percentage (SH%) Calculator (Lacrosse)

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

## 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.

## Example

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%.