Shooting Percentage (SH%) Calculator (Water Polo)

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

Shooting Percentage Calculator

What is “Shooting Percentage”?

Shooting percentage is a water polo 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.

Other sports with a goalie such as ice hockeysoccerfield hockey, and lacrosse use it as a statistic.

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.
  • A “shot” is a shot that directs the ball towards the net. It is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net. The shot total does not include shots blocked by another player and shots that miss the net. Include empty-net shots.


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%.