Providence commit signs with New England Revolution
Providence College commit Zach Herivaux has signed a Homegrown contract with the New England Revolution, opting to go straight to MLS instead of playing for the 2014 College Cup semifinalists this fall.
The Brookline, Massachusetts 19-year-old is the captain of the Revolution Academy U-18 team and has represented Haiti at the U-20 level.
“Although we are disappointed that Zach will not be joining us this fall, we are delighted for him and his family as he starts his professional career,” Providence College coach Craig Stewart said in a news article on the Providence men’s soccer website. “Although he will not step on the field as a Friar, we will always consider him one of our guys and wish him all the best moving forward.”
Herivaux’s Academy teammate Guy Kabala is expected to be a member of the Friars for the fall season.
Herivaux is the latest out of an elite group of college committees to opt instead to turn professional. North Carolina commits Coy Craft and Dembakwi Yomba signed with FC Dallas and Atletico Madrid, UCLA commit David Chavez signed with Club Tijuana, Victor Mansaray was heading to South Florida before signing with Seattle Sounders, UC Santa Barbara commit Adonis Amaya signed with LA Galaxy II in the USL and Stanford commit Justen Glad and Maryland commit Fito Ovale both signed with Real Salt Lake.
Commitments, even in the form of a National Letter of Intent like Herivaux signed with Providence are no guarantee, making the job for college coaches even harder as more options present themselves to top prospects coming out, in most cases, of the U.S. Development Academy.