Men’s soccer players Luca and Linus Saewe make music together on and off the pitch

by | Apr 5, 2024

The twins, who grew up together in Datteln, Germany have been reunited on the UMSL's men's soccer team and in the Wind Ensemble.
Twins Luca Saewe and Linus Saewe dribbling soccer balls while be pressured by defenders

Twins Luca and Linus Saewe are preparing to play their final collegiate soccer seasons together next fall after Linus transferred to UMSL in January. (Photos courtesy of UMSL Athletics)

Twins Luca Saewe and Linus Saewe grew up together in the town of Datteln in northwest Germany, near Dortmund. They’ve now been reunited on the men’s soccer team at the University of Missouri–St. Louis after Linus transferred to play alongside his brother in January after spending the previous fall at Hannibal-LaGrange University in northeast Missouri.

Linus Saewe and Luca Saewe playing trumpet and French horn, respectively, in the UMSL Wind Ensemble

Linus Saewe (second from left) and his twin brother Luca (third from left) have been spending time playing with UMSL’s Wind Ensemble when they aren’t preparing for their senior soccer season. (Photo courtesy of UMSL Athletics)

Luke Rinne, UMSL’s assistant athletics director for media relations, shared the story of how the two first came to the United States in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and, after time apart, came back together at UMSL, where Luca is majoring in physics and Linus is pursuing a degree in computer science.

The two have found other ways to get involved on campus, including playing together – Luca on French horn, Linus on trumpet – in UMSL’s Wind Ensemble. And they’re now looking forward to their final collegiate season next fall.

“We definitely want to get the most out of the next soccer season as it will be our last in our college career,” Luca Saewe said. “Academically, we want to continue to learn and work towards finishing our degrees on a high note. While doing that, we will use music as a complementary and important aspect to follow our musical interest.”

Read more about the Saewe twins at UMSLTritons.com.

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