Revolution sign Academy midfielder Zachary Herivaux

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution announced today that the club has signed midfielder Zachary Herivaux as a Homegrown Player from the Revolution Academy. A native of Brookline, Massachusetts, the 19-year-old has captained the Revolution Academy’s Under-18 side for the last two seasons. Herivaux is the third Homegrown Player in club history, joining current Revolution midfielders Scott Caldwell and Diego Fagundez who also played in the Revs’ Academy before signing with the club in 2012 and 2010 respectively. Per club and league policy, details of the contract were not disclosed.

Herivaux is scheduled to train with the Revolution for the first time since officially signing with the club on Monday morning.

“We are very excited to be officially adding Zach to our roster and having him begin his professional career with the New England Revolution,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said. “Our Academy continues to grow and improve and Zach is a clear indication of that. Our past Academy graduates have had an outstanding impact on our club and we feel that in time, Zach will be able to leave a similar mark.”

Herivaux, who was named the Revs’ inaugural UnitedHealthcare Youth Player of the Year in 2014 has spent time training with the first team, heading to the Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Arizona each of the last two years, appearing in three games in that time. Having previously committed to play college soccer at Providence College, Herivaux will now forego his NCAA eligibility and join the Revolution on a professional contract.

“I couldn’t be happier to be signing with the Revolution,” Herivaux said. “The Academy helped me grow as a player both on and off the field, and I’m ready to take this next step in my career. I’m excited represent my hometown club, and to have the opportunity to play in front of my family and friends. I can’t wait to start training with the first team.”

Herivaux, who was born in Osaka, Japan but grew up in Brookline, has spent four seasons with the Revolution Academy, making 92 appearances with the U-16 and U-18 teams, including 82 starts. A box-to-box midfielder, he originally joined the Academy in 2011 and has 12 goals and 14 assists in that time.

The midfielder initially joined the Revs’ Under-16 team ahead of the 2011-12 season before splitting time between the U-16s and U-18s during the 2012-13 season, including four appearances with the U-18s in the Development Academy Finals Week in July 2013. Herivaux became an integral part of the Revolution U-18s in the 2013-14 season, as he captained the side to the Development Academy Playoffs. So far this season, he has made 16 starts for the U-18s, scoring four goals and adding two assists.

“Zach has worked extremely hard for this opportunity since joining the Academy in 2011,” Revolution director of youth development Bryan Scales said. “We have seen him develop both on and off the field into a player that embodies the spirit, mentality and personality of the New England Revolution. Zach and his family should be very proud as he begins this exciting new chapter of his career.”

Eligible to play internationally for Haiti, Japan and the United States, Herivaux spent time in camp with the U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team in 2011. However, his most recent international experience came with Haiti as he played for the country at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. He appeared in all five of Haiti’s games at the competition, starting games against El Salvador, Cuba and Honduras.

TRANSACTION: New England Revolution sign midfielder Zachary Herivaux as a Homegrown Player

Pronunciation:         eir-EE-vo
Jersey Number:       21
Position:                 Midfielder
Height:                    6-1
Weight:                   150 lbs.
D.O.B.:                   February 1, 1996 in Osaka, Japan
Hometown:             Brookline, Mass.
Last Club:               --
College:                  --
Nationality:              Haiti, Japan, United States
Twitter:                    @ZHerivaux100
How Acquired:        Signed by the Revolution as a Homegrown Player on May 2, 2015