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Noel Buck named 2021 Revolution Academy Player of the Year

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The 16-year-old Academy product becomes the seventh recipient of the award

Noel Buck dribbling the ball with Tormenta players in pursuit
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Nearly a week after wrapping up the 2021 USL League One season with Revolution II, midfielder Noel Buck was named the United Healthcare Revolution Academy Player of the Year!

The 16-year-old Arlington, Massachusetts-native joined the Revolution Academy back in 2017 at the age of 12, where he went on to net 11 goals over 66 appearances across every level of the Revs Academy.

After starting the 2021 season with Revolution II, Buck signed his first professional contract with Revs II in June 2021.

“Throughout the 2021 season, Noel has worked diligently to take full advantage of his minutes at the League One level, and we are excited to watch Noel continue growing as a player in the years to come,” said Revolution Technical Director Curt Onalfo after the signing. Noel Buck was only one of two Revolution II players to appear in all 28 USL League One matches during the 2021 season.

“We’re extremely proud of Noel Buck for his growth as a player and as a person during his time so far in our pro pathway program. Noel sets a tremendous example with his dedication, work ethic, and his ability on the field, which helped him earn valuable minutes at the professional level with Revolution II. Noel is well deserving of this honor and has a bright future ahead of him in our club.” said Curt Onalfo after Buck was named Revolution Academy Player of the Year.

Noel Buck becomes the seventh recipient of this award and joins a list of former Academy players and homegrowns such as Zachary Herivaux (2014) and Justin Rennicks (2015, 2016), Joe Brito (2017), Kevin Vang (2018), Tyler Freitas (2019), and Trevor Burns (2020).