When arguing a point -- the best this, the greatest that -- no doubt you've used the persuasive power of numbers to bolster your argument. Opinions fall into three categories: lies, damned lies and statistics. Here are the nation's best, presented without editorial comment, from a statistics standpoint:

DIVISION I - GOALS PER GAME RANK PLAYER, SCHOOL GPG
1 Mark Cockerton, Virginia 3.50
2 Alex Love, Hobart 3.46
3 Steve Mock, Cornell 3.42
4 Ty Thompson, Albany (N.Y.) 3.15
5 Garrett Thul, Army 3.08
6 Lyle Thompson, Albany (N.Y.) 2.92
Complete list

 

DIVISION II - GROUND BALLS PER GAME RANK PLAYER, SCHOOL GBPG
1 Ryan Herrmann, Mars Hill 8.00
2 Patrick Coskren, Merrimack 7.73
3 Kam Bumpus, Le Moyne 6.46
4 Bryce Sneed, Wingate 6.38
5 Jake Ternosky, Limestone 6.27
6 Marty Schnellenbach, Pace 6.23
Complete list

 

DIVISION III - SAVES PER GAME RANK PLAYER, SCHOOL SPG
1 C.J. Studnicky, Bethany (W.Va.) 20.29
2 Ryan Murphy, Dallas 19.57
3 Chris Smith, Defiance 18.40
4 Tyler York, Elmhurst 17.09
5 Jesse Morkeski, Thomas (Maine) 17.08
6 Matt Reynolds, Lyndon State 17.00
Complete list

Related:
• Complete statistics: Division I | Division II | Division III