Stat Crew  
Roanoke College
Stat Crew



Contact: Roland Minton
Welcome to the website for the Roanoke College Maroon Stat Crew. Here you will find a brief description of the information we have generated plus a small photo gallery.

Stat Crew and Rooney working a basketball game.

Soccer Statistics
We collect passing data at home games. Coaches get halftime passing and turnover stats. After the game, substitution information is incorporated to compute individual player and lineup breakdowns. Shot data is collected, from which we compute Expected Goals as a function of distance, angle from goal, and level of defensive pressure.

Basketball Statistics
For home games, all shots are charted. Stats and shot charts are updated live, with data sent to a server and then to a web site. Halftime stats are sent to the big screen at Cregger for the fans to enjoy. Individual player and lineup breakdowns are done for all games using the official play-by-play files (cleaned up) with adjusted plus-minus, True Shooting Percentage stats computed.

Lacrosse Statistics
For home games, all shots are charted, along with assist and second assist locations. Stats are updated live to a web site. An expected goals metric takes into account distance and angle of shot, type of play (dodge or assist or, for women, free), and level of defensive pressure.

Stat Crew members have landed internships with the Cape Cod Baseball League, the Atlanta Blaze of Major League Lacrosse, and the Roanoke RailYard Dawgs of the Southern Professional Hockey League. Teams are hiring!

Sports Analytics Conferences
Roanoke College hosted the Virginia Sports Analytics Meeting (VSAM) in September, 2017. Attendees from seven states shared ideas on sports analytics, with a focus on student research. Stat Crew received a lot of attention during the poster session and after-meeting discussions. Stat Crew members present regularly at regional and national meetings. At the 2019 CSAM, David Moreau gave a talk (prompting conversation with ESPN's Peter Keating), Megan Wheeler presented a poster, and alumnae Taylor Ferebee gave a talk. A great Maroon day!

Here are some images of Stat Crew in action.

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(1) Lexi Denning with her Stat Crew soocer analysis at VSAM 2017      (2) David Moreau presenting at Atlanta national mathematics meeting

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(3) David Moreau and Andrew Feeney at soccer game      (4) Megan Wheeler and Rachael Finch at lacrosse game


(5) The Original Seven: Connor Sampson, David Moreau, Taylor Ferebee, Kristi Bowman, Andrew Feeney, Matt Prince, Joey Miller

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(6) Stat Crew at CSAM, Furman University, 2019      (7) Sky Weber presenting at Roanoke College

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(8) Halftime stats at basketball game      (9) Matt Prince playing rugby - our next sport?