Shooting Percentage (SH%) Calculator (Water Polo)

LAST UPDATE: February 21st, 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%.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is “SH%” in Water Polo?

“SH%” stands for “shooting percentage.” It is the percentage of shots that become goals.

How do you calculate shooting percentage?

Divide the number of saves by the number of shots. Multiply that number by 100% to find the shooting percentage.

What counts as a shot?

A “shot” is an action that moves the ball towards the net. It either goes in the goal or the goalkeeper stops it. A shot that a non-goalie player blocks does not count (it counts as a blocked shot). A shot that misses the net or hits a post does not count (it counts as a missed shot).