Ian Harkes
Ian  Harkes


Fairfax, Va.

High School:
Gonzaga College HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160



Harkes, Opara Join U.S. Men's National Team Roster

The invite marks the first senior team call-up for Deacon alumni Ian Harkes and Ike Opara.


Harkes Nominated for ESPY for Best College Male Athlete

Former Wake Forest midfielder Ian Harkes is one of five nominees for the award after an illustrious career as a Deacon.


Hayes Named ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Senior Jacori Hayes was joined on the All-ACC Academic Team by Ian Harkes, Kevin Politz and Brad Dunwell.


Harkes Inks Homegrown Deal with D.C. United

Wake Forest senior Ian Harkes begins his professional career with his hometown team, D.C. United.


Ian Harkes Wins MAC Hermann Trophy

The Wake Forest senior becomes the second Demon Deacon to win the top collegiate soccer honor.


#DeacsInSpain: Men's Soccer Visits Spain - Trip Recap

Check out the one-stop spot to relive Wake Forest's 2016 spring break trip to Madrid and Barcelona from March 4 to March 13.


Bobby Muuss Interview - Spring Preview


My Five: Ian Harkes


National Championship: Wake Forest vs. Stanford

Wake Forest vs. Denver December 11, 2016


College Cup: Wake Forest vs. Denver

Wake Forest took on Denver in the national semifinals on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.


A Season in Photos: 2016 Wake Forest Men's Soccer

Memorable images from the Demon Deacons' run to the College Cup


Elite Eight: Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech

Wake Forest defeated Virginia Tech 2-0 in the Elite Eight to advance to the program's first College Cup since 2009.


Sweet 16: Wake Forest vs. SIUE

Jon Bakero scored twice as Wake Forest defeated SIUE 2-1 on Nov. 27 at Spry Stadium to advance to the Elite Eight.

Ian Harkes profile

2013 All-ACC Freshman Team
2014 All-ACC Second Team
2015 All-ACC First Team
2015 NSCAA All-South Region Second Team
2015 ACC Championship All-Tournament Team
2014 All-ACC Academic Team
2015 ACC All-Academic Team
2016 All-ACC Academic Team

2015 (Junior)
Served as a team captain and started all 22 games on the season ... Scored one goal and added four assists for six points on the season ... Was named a First Team All-ACC performer while also earning ACC Championship All-Tournament Team and Second Team NSCAA All-South region honors ... Scored his lone goal of the season on a penalty kick in the Elite Eight against Stanford (12/5) to tie the game at 1-1 in the second half ... Had the primary assist on both of the game-winning goals in the Second Round and Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, both coming with less than 10 minutes to go in regulation ... Was named to Top Drawer Soccer's Preseason National Top 100 list (No. 61) and was No. 16 in the ACC in TDS's preseason rankings ... Checked in at No. 67 in the nation during the season and No. 16 in the ACC ... Finished the year ranked No. 33 in the nation and No. 7 in the ACC ... Earned TDS Team of the Week honors after assisting in the game-winning goal against Indiana in the 88th minute ... Ended the season tied for 28th in program history with 14 assists ... Was named to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team after the season.

2014 (Sophomore)
Started 16 games in 2014 for Wake Forest ... Scored two goals and had three assists for a total of seven points ... Continued to dominate the midfield and was a standout in the ACC ... Scored his first goal of the season in the opener vs. No. 4 UCLA (8/29) ... Had an assist in the win over Cleveland State (9/7) and in the win over VMI (9/23) ... Scored in the 2-1 win over Akron (9/30) ... Had an assist in the victory vs. Duke (10/3) ... Played every minute at Clemson (11/9) in the ACC Tournament and in the NCAA Tournament vs. UMBC (11/20).

2013 (Freshman)
Named to the All-ACC Freshman Team ... Is the only Demon Deacon to start every game this season ... Made his collegiate debut vs. Coastal Carolina (8/30) and took one shot ... Recorded the first two points of his career with a pair of assists at Boston College (9/7) ... Dished out one assist in back-to-back games vs. Virginia Tech (10/4) and at NC State (10/8) ... Had another assist in a win over Davidson (10/22) ... Had another two-assist game at Duke (10/25) ... Scored his first-career goal in a win over Syracuse (11/8).

High School/Club
Played for the DC United Academy under the direction of Nolan Sheldon ... Served as a captain for the U18 and U16 Academy teams ... Played high school soccer at Gonzaga College High School for Scott Waller ... Was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in DC in 2011 ... Named an NSCAA First Team High School All-American and was selected to play in the High School All-American Game in 2012 ... Is a two-time pick for NSCAA First Team All-South Region, Washington Post First Team All-Met and First Team All-WCAC ... Was varsity captain in 2011 and 2012, while being named the team's Most Valuable Offensive Player both years ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Born March 30, 1995 in Derby, England ... Son of John and Cindi Harkes ... Full name is Ian Andrew Harkes ... Has two sisters, Lauren (15) and Lily (12) ... Father, John, played soccer at Virginia (1985-88) before playing in the English Premier League from 1990-96 for Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, West Ham United and Nottingham Forest ... Also played for DC United, New England Revolution and Columbus Crew in the MLS from 1996-2003 ... Mother, Cindi, also played at Virginia (1987-91), played in the W-League for the Maryland Pride and played internationally for the Sheffield Wednesday Ladies and Stanton Rangers ... Uncle, Tim (soccer) Kunihiro, and aunt, Amy Kunihiro (lacrosse & field hockey), were both athletes at Virginia as well from 1989-93.