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Chase Hilgenbrinck, from the pitch to the priesthood

Chase Hilgenbrinck achieved his dream: playing pro soccer. But he gave it all up to become a priest. Story

Updated: October 28, 2008, 2:35 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | Page 2

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1

EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Chase Hilgenbrinck is alone in the middle of the field, just outside the goal box, with his back to it. He's facing his teammates, who are standing several yards away, split into two lines for pregame warm-ups. One by one -- left, then right -- they kick a soccer ball his way, and start jogging in his direction. Chase deftly deflects each ball off to the side with a flick ...

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