Measurement and comparison of passing networks in collegiate soccer

  • Andre P Oliveira Manhattan College
  • Helene R Tyler Manhattan College


In this work we interpret the vertices of a weighted directed graph as players on a soccer team. A weighted directed arrow between two vertices represents the number of successfully completed passes between the corresponding players. We use various centrality measures, both established and new, to study the Manhattan College women's soccer team, the Jaspers.  We also utilize a Borda Count voting system to compare the play style of the Jaspers to those of several professional teams.

Author Biographies

Andre P Oliveira, Manhattan College
I graduated from Manhattan College in May 2015 with majors in Mathematics and Computer Science. In the fall I will begin graduate study in Mathematics at Wesleyan University.
Helene R Tyler, Manhattan College
Associate Professor of Mathematics
How to Cite
OLIVEIRA, Andre P; TYLER, Helene R. Measurement and comparison of passing networks in collegiate soccer. Minnesota Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, dec. 2015. ISSN 2378-5810. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2018.