Per Tunestam

Per Tunestam (Wadsworth HS) earned three soccer letters and two tennis letters, but made his mark on the soccer field. Tunestam graduated in three years and played soccer for the Cavs in 1986, 1987 and 1988. The steady midfielder was the first Cavs' soccer player to earn NAIA All-American honors when he was selected honorable mention in 1987. He was also named second team NSCAA All-American in 1989. He was a first team All-Mid-Ohio Conference choice all three years and was first team All-District 22, All-Ohio and All-Mideast in 1987 and 1988. Per totaled 14 goals and 12 assists for 40 points in 52 games for the Cavs. He was a member of Walsh's 1987 District 22 runner-up team that defeated Tiffin 1-0 in overtime in the semifinal, in what many call the greatest game in Cavs' history. Per tallied seven goals and dished out four assists that season. He was also named to the NAIA Scholar-Athlete teams in soccer and tennis and was named to the Addidas Soccer Athlete and Great Lakes Region Academic Team. In the spring of 1989, Per was selected to play in the NAIA?s first ever East-West game in Tempe, Arizona, where he scored the first goal. Per also played tennis for the Cavs and fashioned a 5-5 record at third singles and a 4-4 doubles mark in 1989. Per's final accolade came in the spring of 1989, when he was selected as Walsh's Male Athlete of the Year.