Player and team statistics recordkeeping are not required for IHSLA high school
boys lacrosse. As such, the player stats listed on this site are not necessarily
complete. Some schools choose to record statistics and are diligent at updating
them, others do not record stats during the games and do not supply information.
There are some teams whose coaches choose not to publish their player stats for
privacy and/or competitive reasons. The goal of www.ihsla.org is to provide an infrastructure
where coaches can make their stats public if they so choose.
Over the course of the four-year history of this site, there has been about a 35%
stats participation rate by the schools in the IHSLA. This fact, of course, means
that two-thirds of the schools are not publishing their stats. Generally, those
teams who do post stats tend to do so diligently.
While the player stats displayed on this site may be incomplete, the data which
is posted is considered to be accurate. Only registered administration account holders
have access to the statistics engine to make updates. The stats are supplied through
a channel made up of coaches, assistant coaches, and/or trusted members of the team
organizations. These users are vetted through the authorization process and are
considered to be reliable sources of team and player statistics.
The players stats on this site represent accumulated season totals in each category.
The frequency of updates is not defined. Each player record is updated individually
by the teams and is displayed on this site in real time. At this time, the stats
database is not programmed to record a timestamp when the player record is updated.
Therefore, the stats which are displayed may represent different time periods and
number of games played. Some player records might have been updated today and some
may have been posted over a month ago. The programmers at www.ihsla.org are working
to improve the stats feature so that the public can properly assess the accuracy
and age of the stats records.
While the data presented is considered to be accurate, statistics recording
during games is a notoriously flawed process and is not necessarily conducted by
experienced professionals. Records of assists and ground balls are subject to
the judgement of the statskeeper, so there may be variation from team to team on
the accuracy of the counts. All teams which record stats are told to use the
NCAA rules for recording statistics
for consistency. The data presented on this site is supplied by the teams and
represents their best attempt to provide reliable information collected under
the designated guidelines.
Archiving of stats is done once per year in October, and the top 10 player
records for each statistics category are stored for historical purposes.
Archived stats are generated from the same incomplete list of stats displayed
during the season, so they do not represent a valid basis for determining
recordbreaking performances. At this time, the IHSLA does not keep a recordbook
for player or team performances.
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