Brookline native Zachary Herivaux, a midfielder for Beaver Country Day's soccer squad, was recently named the Eastern Independent League's Most Valuable Player after a season in which he tallied eight goals and seven assists for the 11-3-3 Beavers despite missing four games.
That furthers what has already been an impressive youth career for the 15-year-old Herivaux, who transferred to the Chestnut Hill school from Brookline High and repeated his freshman year. Last June, he was named one of five 17-and-under players to watch by FourFourTwo magazine; he has also enjoyed considerable success with the New England Revolution's U-16 team. Prior to joining the Revs' Academy, the 5-foot-10 Herivaux was a member of the U.S. U-15 Boys National Team player pool in the spring and played for the Shalrie Joseph Soccer Club, run by the New England Revolution star.
Here's some more background information on Herivaux from nesoccertoday.com.
Born to a Haitian father and Japanese mother, Herivaux trialed with Japanese Club Gamba Osaka, a club his father Pedro played at in the 1990s, back in August of 2010. Prior to his time with the U.S. U-15's and the Revs Academy, Zachary had previously expressed a desire to play for the Japanese National Team.
Herivaux trained with Sporting Club de Portugal in 2008 and was offered a spot in the U13 Sporting Academy team, but opted to stay in the U.S. Herivaux has been a regular starter for the Revs U-16s in their recent friendlies.