Hilgenbrinck played four games (one start) for the Revs.
"I felt called to something greater," Hilgenbrinck told the Associated Press. "At one time I thought that call might be professional soccer. In the past few years, I found my soul is hungry for something else.
"I discerned, through prayer, that it was calling me to the Catholic Church. I do not want this call to pass me by. It's not that I'm ready to leave soccer. I still have a great passion for the game. I wouldn't leave the game for just any other job. I'm moving on for the Lord. I want to do the will of the Lord, I want to do what he wants for me, not what I want to do for myself."