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Belle Martire
Will Bowen
Mike Robinson
Jack Hannah

Will Bowen

Yes, Hoyas were the number one scoring defense; but goals-per-game is a bad metric because it depends on the pace that teams play at; slower paced teams/leagues are going to have better looking goals/game numbers. It’s more impressive that the Hoyas were the number one efficiency defense (goals/possession allowed). Graphic is available below.

Also, GTown ended the year with the 6th best expected shooting percentage against. That means that taken together, the “quality” of the shots that their opponents were able to get was the 6th worst in all of D1. This suggests that their defensive success not just about great goalie play or lots of turnovers (although the did force plenty).

Interestingly, the average offensive possession against Georgetown was 45.6 seconds (11th longest in all of D1). Longer possessions means that you need to communicate effectively for a longer period of time. Adding players into the mix may jeopardize that. Of the 26 teams that I’ve seen rosters for, the Hoyas return the 12th most defensive production (69% as measured by defensive EGA). So it’s not like they are running it back with the whole defense Bowen. If there are some early season communication issues, I would be surprised.

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Mike Robinson

Only 2 players since 2015 have led their team in Goals/GBs; Robinson in ‘21 and Connor Fields in 2015. In fact, he became somewhat of a groundball master as the season went along. Would be interesting to hear whether the coaching staff encouraged this in some way. Why did he become so much better at grabbing GBs over the course of the season?(GBs graphic shown below)


Improvement on excess shooting% is a place to improve; Excess Goals/Shot was -.066 (70th percentile); room for improvement there for sure; although big improvement from 2020 (-.144). Excess goals is a metric that estimates your shooting percentage based on the difficulty of similar shots and then compares your actual shooting percentage to that estimate.

There is a real risk to the Delaware offense around losing Charlie Kitchen. Robinson had 31 of his 43 goals assisted (8 by Kitchen and 8 by Kurtz). Of the 11 players who scored more than 40 goals last year, that percentage is 3rd lowest (Cormier and Wisnauskas). He seems to rely a ton of other players to generate the movement that gets him open. Charlie Kitchen had 26% of the team’s assists last year; how does Mike Robinson’s game fit in a world without Kitchen?

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Jack Hannah

He was certainly productive, but there is an angle to this story around how much his role changed with the arrival of Morrill (and how it will change with him gone). Shot share dropped from 22.3% to 17.8%; assist share dropped from 25.6% to 6.8%. If you just look at offensive efficiency, the Pios were better with Hannah was playing a larger initiator role.

Advanced Stat Ratings for Hannah -Take all midfielders (per team roster pages) who led their team in shots last year (there are 17)

  • Tied w/ kevin rogers for goals lead
  • 3rd in points
  • 4th in EGA/gm (and oEGA/gm)
  • 4th in assists (assist share graphic shown below)
  • 5th in uaEGA (usage adjusted EGA accounts for how many chances a player has)
  • 8th in GBs/game
  • 6th worst in excess Shooting% (42nd percentile in ‘21)
  • 6th worst in TO rate
  • 6th worst in adjusted assist rate
  • 3rd worst in share of team assists




Of all players in D1MLAX, he had the 3rd most unassisted goals (26) behind Bernhardt (41) and Tierney (29); 68.4% of his goals were unassisted (42.9% of D1M goals were unassisted; for DU it was 39%)


My general takeaway from looking at his stats is that he’s not the right guy to be leading the team in shots; curious whether he’ll continue to be such a volume shooter; feels like he needs to either bump up the shooting percentage OR get back into the distributor role a bit more with Morrill gone.

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Belle Martire

Great piece on Belle Martire; she was a player that I thought deserved a lot more publicity last season, so glad you guys were able to shine some light on her. There are 2 stats that I think really complement the career progression angle that was highlighted throughout the piece.

First of all, her assist rate, which it basically assists / touch, has consistently gone up through her 3 seasons. Like remarkably consistent. They asked her to be more well-rounded, and she definitely did.

Second, in terms of efficiency, she’s also done a great job to cut out turnovers as well. Her individual turnover rate has gone down each year and as a result, her assist-to-turnover ratio is starting to look like a hockey stick.

Last, the piece cited her 54.4% shooting percentage, which puts her in the 89th percentile overall for her career. But it actually downplays the impressiveness because she takes shots that are, on average, harder than most players. As a result, when you look at excess goals (how many more goals she’s scored than you would expect given the shot difficulty), she has the 32nd best mark of all-time.

Here is the assist rate chart:

Here is the assist:turnover chart: