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Orrin Schwarz

DuPage County High School Sports Coordinator and Pro Sports Writer
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Orrin Schwarz was named Assistant Sports Editor/DuPage in 2003 after spending four years in the same position in the Daily Herald's Tri-Cities office. He is responsible for all high school sports coverage in DuPage County. Among his duties, Schwarz assigns, edits and paginates stories about varsity sports for DuPage County's 28 high schools, as well as its five local colleges. He frequently can be found covering a wide variety of high school sports.

Since joining the Daily Herald in 1999, Schwarz has coordinated the Daily Herald's boys and girls soccer Top 20s. He was named the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association media person of the year in 2002. He also won an award from the Society of News Design in 1998.

Schwarz also serves as the Daily Herald's beat writer covering professional soccer, including the Chicago Fire, the Chicago Red Stars and the United States national teams. He is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters organization and votes each week for the Major League Soccer Player of the Week award. He's also a voter for MLS Player of the Month, as well as postseason awards. Schwarz writes a weekly pro soccer column.

Prior to joining the Daily Herald, Schwarz worked at The Times of Northwest Indiana as a copy editor and assistant sports editor, and he was a freelance sports writer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Schwarz has covered high school sports in the Chicago area since 1991.

Schwarz graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major of English and history. He also has a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in American history.

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Codo sets record, Naperville Central falls

May 21 2015 | 9:37 pm - It had been two years since Naperville Central had been to the girls water polo state quarterfinals, and just minutes after being eliminated the Redhawks already were planning for their next visit.

Magee sees ‘the finish line’

May 20 2015 | 3:05 pm - The Chicago Fire has been waiting patiently for Mike Magee to return from knee and hip surgery. The wait is just about over.

Fank scores four, so WW South will play some more

May 19 2015 | 10:33 pm - Wheaton Warrenville South junior Anna Fank did what strikers are supposed to do.

In the long run, Glenbard South wins again

May 15 2015 | 11:12 pm - As a Glenbard South freshman Caroline Arlasky thought she was a sprinter. As a senior Arlasky will go to the state track and field meet in the sport’s longest race, the 3,200 meters.

Naperville North reigns at sectional

May 14 2015 | 10:59 pm - Naperville North sophomore Claire Hamilton was practically singing about the rain.

Glenbard West bags rivalry match

May 13 2015 | 10:20 pm - St. Francis couldn’t beat Glenbard West on the boys volleyball court Wednesday, so the Spartans joined the Hilltoppers off the court.

‘Topsy turvy’ Fire drops second straight

May 09 2015 | 7:01 pm - The Chicago Fire remains a mystery, even to itself.
Is it the club that won three consecutive home games, taking advantage of an opponent’s red card in each?

Perez struggling to earn playing time for Fire

May 07 2015 | 5:05 pm - It was just a training scrimmage, but it might have been a good indication of why touted Spanish midfielder Victor Perez is having trouble seeing the field for the Chicago Fire.

Naperville North takes invitational crown

May 02 2015 | 5:10 pm - After defeating state powerhouses Plainfield North, New Trier and Barrington on consecutive days to win the Naperville Invitational championship, Naperville North’s girls soccer players were ready for a rest. They earned it.

Naperville North upends No. 1 New Trier

May 01 2015 | 11:19 pm - If it turns out Friday night’s Naperville Invitational semifinal was a preview of the state girls soccer championship game — and it very well could be — Naperville North would love to repeat this result next month.

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