The Portland Timbers four supplemental draft picks all came from west coast schools as Gavin Wilkinson and company went with players they had the opportunity to observe this college season. Here are some quick breakdowns of their college careers.
Ryan Kowaluk - D - University of Portland
A member of the 2010 and 2011 Portland Timbers U-23 sides, Kowaluk was a two time All-PDL selection alongside his teammate Brett Richards. In 2011 Kowaluk was the only U-23 to play in all 16 of the side's games, scoring two goals in the process. For the University of Portland Pilots he started every game of the last three seasons while earning the All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year honor in 2011.
Find out more about the Timbers Supplemental draft picks after the jump.
Miguel Ibarra - MF - UC Irvine
Ibarra, a NSCAA First Team All-American in 2011 (video here), is a creative left winger. After transferring from Taft to UC Irvine in 2010, Ibarra provided the Anteaters with 10 goals and 18 assists in two years and was recognized as the 2011 Big West Co-Offensive Player of the Year. After showing well at the MLS Combine (video here) Ibarra was predicted by many to go in the second round of the Superdraft so the Timbers will be pleased to have him fall into their laps with the 27th pick of the supplemental draft.
Doug Herrick - G - St. Mary's
The backstop of 2011's surprise NCAA tournament quarter finalists St. Mary's, Herrick held the St. Mary's record for shutouts by the end of his junior year. A NCAA Scholar All-American in 2011, the Seattle native finished with 24 shutouts in his college career, ten of which came in 2011. Herrick also played for the 2011 Washington Crossfire (save at 1:40 here).
Logan McDaniel - F/MF - Loyola Marymount
A left footed player who has seen time at every position from forward to defender, McDaniel managed five assists for Loyola in 2011 playing primarily as a left back. McDaniel is a two time 2011 All-WCC Honorable Mention and one time 2011 All-WCC 2nd Team selection.