2016 Top 10 Players: Overall Field Impact

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Here are the Top 10 Breeze players in Overall Field Impact during the 2016 season. To determine this list we considered several statistics from different categories, along with the overall impact the player had on the field.The players were ranked based on their total plus/minus, number of games played, total number of points played, their offensive efficiency and their defensive efficiency. The list reflects the order of importance the categories had on each player’s ranking. The Top 10 lists for each subcategory are also included below.

Other Top 10s

1. Jeff Wodatch

Wodatch comes in first place for overall field impact in 2016. He played in 15 of the team’s 16 games throughout the season with a total of 335 points played. His plus/minus was 66, the highest on the team by almost 33%. His offensive efficiency was 0.37, and his defensive efficiency reached 0.01, the highest and only positive number of any player with at least 50 D points played.


McDonnell and Monroe

2. Rowan McDonnell

McDonnell played 14 of the team’s 16 games this season and was on the field for a team-leading 336 points, clocking in at 24 pts/game. He had a plus/minus of 47, an impressive total for someone who played only 19% of his points on the O line. He had a defensive efficiency of -0.32. Like Wodatch, his presence was felt pretty much everywhere every time he took the field.


3. Matt Kerrigan

Kerrigan played in 15 games and participated in 251 points throughout the season. His plus/minus totaled 50 for 2nd best on the team, and his offensive efficiency was 0.41. He followed up last year’s team-MVP level performance with a highly productive and consistent 2016, making a a big impact on the Breeze O line in all but the one game he missed.


Kolick and Marshall

4. Markham Shofner

Shofner played in 12 games total last season, and made them count with  258 total points on the field, or 21.5 points per game payed. His plus/minus of 49 was just behind Kerrigan’s for 3rd best on the team. Shofner’s offensive efficiency reached 0.4, while his defensive efficiency came in at a solid -0.13 in 85 D line appearances. His ability to huck with precision from anywhere, and to anywhere, on the field regularly opened up space for everyone else even when he wasn’t serving up one of his team leading 38 assists.


5. Alan Kolick

Kolick played 11 games and 273 points during the season, almost 25 points each time he suited up. His plus/minus came in at 42, and he had an offensive efficiency of 0.28 and defensive efficiency of -0.17. Kolick played 58% of his points on the D line, racking up 12 blocks in the process to go along with his always impressive offensive stats.


Cantone, Agan, McDonnell

6. Chuck Cantone

Cantone was the only Breeze player to participate in all 16 games last season. He played 260 points and had a plus/minus of 40. His offensive efficiency was one of the highest on the team at 0.45. A force on either side of the disc, Cantone played exactly the same number of O points as D points, 130 each.


7. Brian Marshall

Marshall played 276 points over the course of 13 games this past season. He had a plus/minus of 32, an offensive efficiency of -0.81, and a defensive efficiency of -0.31. He lined up behind the disc 89% of the times he took the field, and was key to disrupting the opposing offense all season long.


8. Tyler Monroe

Monroe played in 11 games during the season with 175 points played. He had a plus/minus of 25, a defensive efficiency of -0.35, and an offensive efficiency of 0.53, highest on the team. Still in college and already making a big impact at the highest levels of the sport, Monroe has an extremely bright future in Ultimate.



9. Nicky Spiva

While Spiva did not make top 10 for games played at 11, his total points played, plus/minus ranking, and overall consistency on the field certainly put him in the overall top 10 list. Spiva played a total of 255 points and had a plus/minus of 28. His offensive efficiency came in at -0.12 and his defensive efficiency came in at -0.18.


10. David Cranston

Cranston rounds out the overall top 10 list with 10 games and 197 points played last season. Despite being hampered by an injury in the 2nd half of the season, he still had a plus/minus of 27, an offensive efficiency of 0.11, and a defensive efficiency of -0.24.


Top 10 in Overall Categories

Top 10 Games Played

1. Chuck Cantone, 16
2. Jeff Wodatch, 15
2. Jonathan Neeley, 15
2. Matt Kerrigan, 15
5. Rowan McDonnell, 14
6. Brian Marshall, 13
6. Alex Jacoski, 13
6.  Russell Howd, 13
6. John Agan, 13
7. Markham Shofner, 12


Top 10 Points Played

1. Rowan McDonnell, 336
2. Jeff Wodatch, 335
3. Brian Marshall, 276
4. Alan Kolick, 273
5. Jonathan Neeley, 271
6. Chuck Cantone, 260
7. Markham Shofner, 258
8. Nicky Spiva, 255
9. Brad Scott, 252
10. Matt Kerrigan, 251


Top 10 Plus/Minus*

1. Jeff Wodatch, 66
2. Matt Kerrigan, 50
3. Markham Shofner, 49
4. Rowan McDonnell, 47
5. Alan Kolick, 42
6. Chuck Cantone, 40
7. Brian Marshall, 32
8. Nicky Spiva, 28
9. David Cranston, 27
10. Brad Scott, 25
Plus/Minus is defined as follows:
+1 for each goal, assist, or block
-1 for each drop or passer turnover (throwaway, stall or penalty)


Top 10 O Efficiency (minimum 50 O points played)

1. Tyler Monroe, 0.53
2. David Boylan-Kolchin, 0.48
3. Jonathan Neeley, 0.46
4. Chuck Cantone, 0.45
5. Ben Scharadin, 0.44
6. Matt Kerrigan, 0.41
7. Markham Shofner, 0.40
8. Jeff Wodatch, 0.37
9. Tom Doi, 0.31
10. Jonathan “Goose” Helton, 0.30
Offensive Efficiency is defined as follows:
+1 for an O-line goal for a point in which the player was on the field
-1 for an opponent score against the O-line (a break) in which the player was on the field


Top 10 D Efficiency (minimum 50 D points played)

1. Jeff Wodatch, 0.01
2. Markham Shofner, -0.13
3. Brett Matzuka, -0.17
3. Alan Kolick, -0.17
5. Nick Spiva, -0.18
6. Matt Radhe, -0.21
7. David Cranston, -0.24
8. Alex Jacoski, -0.25
9. Russell Howd, -0.26
10. Pete Mancini, -0.27
10. Jon Pressimone, -0.27
Defensive Efficiency is defined as follows:
+1 for a D-line goal (break) for a point in which the player was on the field
-1 for an opponent score against the D-line for a point in which the player was on the field