Wauconda's Sefcik is back in action
Apr 10, 2015 6:11 PM - A year ago, Wauconda's Brooke Sefcik was wearing a hard-plastic brace that supported her back, which she thinks she might have injured during her freshman season of basketball. The brace was almost the size of a strike zone, from the hips to just below letters-high on a jersey. Diagnosed with a fracture of her L5 vertebrae, Sefcik wore the brace for several months, 23 hours a day. Rarely did a ballplayer enjoy a shower more, for that's when Sefcik could remove the brace. When wearing it, she could barely tilt forward and couldn't lean back, at all. All that discomfort is a distant memory now, though, as Sefcik is off to a sizzling start at the plate for Wauconda's softball team.