On Saturday, the Revs announced the club had signed the 19-year-old to a Homegrown Player contract, New England’s first Homegrown signing since Caldwell in 2012. Per club and league policy, details of the contract were not disclosed.
Herivaux, who accompanied the team to preseason in Tucson, Arizona, the past two seasons and was named the Revs’ inaugural UnitedHealthcare Youth Player of the Year in 2014, had committed to play college soccer at Providence College before signing a professional contract.
“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 in a statement. “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 born in Osaka, Japan but grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, 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.
“I couldn’t be happier to be signing with the Revolution,” said Herivaux, who captained the U-18 team for the past two seasons. “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.”
Eligible to play internationally for Haiti, Japan and the Unites States, Herivaux spent time in camp with the US Under-15 national team in 2011. However, his most recent international experience came with Haiti as he appeared in all five (three starts) of his country’s games at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.