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Newton teen Gracia Leydon Mahoney , profiled in this space last week, captured a gold medal Tuesday on the 3-meter board at the World Junior Diving Championships in Adelaide, Australia. A former student at Newton North, she attends Durham (N.C.) Academy to train with Duke Aquatics. . . .
Framingham State junior outside hitter Andressa Fernandes is making a strong case to repeat as the MASCAC Volleyball Player of the Year. The 5-foot-9 Keefe Tech graduate was named the conference's Player of the Week for the third consecutive week, and fourth overall, after averaging 13 kills and 8.3 digs over three matches for the Rams (18-5 overall, 4-0 MASCAC). She recorded a game-high 21 digs in a 3-1 win over Bridgewater Tuesday. Last year, Fernandes was instrumental in leading the Rams to 19 wins and a 5-1 MASCAC record with 344 kills and 213 digs. . . .
Former Globe All-Scholastic Diane Kim of Acton is a starting sophomore defender on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology field hockey team (11-2, 4-1 NEWMAC), which carried a six-game winning streak into Saturday's conference game at Springfield. MIT won the league title last year and set a program record with 19 wins. She Kim helped lead A-BActon-Boxborough to the Division 1 state championship as a high school player. . . .
Former Brookline High football coach and athletic director Ed Schluntz received the Jumbo Football Alumni Award prior to Tufts University's home opener. Schluntz, class of 1950, was a three-sport standout in college. A past president of the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston and Franklin native, he now resides in Newton.
Marvin Pave can be reached at email@example.com. Staff writer Craig Larson contributed to this story.