Noah was born December 15, 1999 to parents Charlie and Carrie Raphael. He would spend the first year of his life living in Reston, Virginia before moving to Calvert County, Maryland. From kindergarten – 3rd grade, Noah attended the private Catholic school, Our Lady Star of The Sea. He then moved to public school for the remainder of elementary, middle and high school where he attended Mutual Elementary, Calvert & Plum Point Middle, and Calvert High School. He graduated in 2018 and was recruited to play college soccer at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his childhood, Noah was always outdoors playing soccer, making forts or anything else he could think of to occupy his imagination. He also spent a lot of time doing arts and crafts and solving puzzles like the many different sizes and shapes of Rubik’s cubes.
Starting as early as he could walk, Noah would be around a soccer field. Traveling to tournaments and games with the team that his father coached. During this time, Noah formed his love for the sport by watching hid Dad and the teams he coached play week in and week out.
When Noah turned 5, his parents signed him up for the local recreational soccer league where he would play until he turned 8. After this, his parents moved him to local travel soccer team where he would only last a little over a year before dropping back down to recreational. Noah’s parents would then allow him to try travel soccer again at the age of 12 on a team coached by his father, Charlie. This team was named the Redbulls and would travel around, winning pretty much every tournament and competition it entered. When starting high school, Noah would try out for and make the Varsity soccer team, after the season ended he was recruited by the closest MLS academy, DC United. From the ages of 14-16 Noah would play for DC United. He then moved to another academy team in Baltimore, Maryland called Baltimore Armour and stayed there until his senior year of high school. During Noah’s senior year, he decided to come back and play for his high school team, where they were able to make the Regional Final for the first time in school history.
Noah first attended college at Duquesne university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He would enter school wanting to major in computer science and playing for the men’s soccer team. After his sophomore year, Noah had decided to switch to a major in the school of business and also transfer colleges completely. This is when he began attending Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. At Marshall, Noah would play for the men’s soccer team, win a D1 National Championship and declare his major as Marketing. Marketing has captured Noah’s interests and he is currently working to graduate with his bachelors degree this Spring 2022.