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Soccer player becomes Catholic priest
Chase Hilgenbrinck, defender for the New England Revolution, has retired from soccer in order to pursue his vocation as a Catholic priest. The Catholic News Agency reported his press statement: "After years of discernment, I feel strongly that the Lord has called me to become a priest in the Catholic Church. Playing professional soccer has been my passion for a long time and I feel blessed to have successfully lived out this dream. My passion now is to do the will of God, which is wanting only what He wants for me. Though I will miss the game of soccer, I know that I am moving on to something much greater."
Hilgenbrinck is 26 years old and has been the captain for the New England Revolution on a number of occasions. He was brought up as a Catholic but strengthened his relationship with Jesus at a later age. He will attend St Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland and train for six years before his ordination.