Part five of a seven part FanPost series looking at potential Home Grown Player signings on the Portland Timbers U-23s. (Based on the "[Brent] Richards Rule")
A captain at nearly every level, rising-redshirt senior Chris Harms is in his third season with the Portland Timbers U-23s. Once a member of Eastside Timbers and the Oregon ODP, Harms also spent time playing for FC Portland before joining the Oregon State Beavers.
Viewed as a leader at every level, Harms served as the Beavers' captain in 2011 after serving as captain for the Oregon ODP (four years), regional team (two years), FC Portland (one year) and at Wilson High School (three years).
At Wilson, Harms was twice named a First Team Portland Interscholastic League selection and was selected as PIL Player of the Year in 2007. In '07, the defender was also named to the Oregon All-State First Team.
After sitting out his true freshman season as a redshirt, Harms was named to the Pac-10's honorable mention side for both athletics and academics. The following summer, while hampered by injury, Harms was a member of the 2010 PDL Champion Timbers U-23s.
In the classroom the Portland-native was honored once again in 2010 as a Pac-10 Honorable Mention All-Academic selection, while in 2011 he found himself on the Pac-12 Honorable Mention All-Academic team. In the first season of Pac-12 action, Harms was named to the All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention side.
With Eastside Timbers, Harms was twice a state champion and was a one-time State Championship MVP with Eastside. Harms also was a two-time regional quarterfinalist.
Oregon State University
Wilson High School
2011: 18 Matches, 18 Starts, 1 Assist, 1 Point, 15 Shots, 5 Shots on Goal
2010: 7 Matches, 7 Starts, 2 Assists, 2 Points, 6 Shots, 3 Shots on Goal
2009: 17 Matches, 17 Starts, 1 Goal, 2 Points, 8 Shots, 3 Shots on Goal