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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Fire shows ability to beat best teams

Oct 03 2015 | 11:43 pm - The Chicago Fire broke a five-game losing streak and gave Brian Bliss his first victory as interim coach.

St. Laurence back eludes St. Francis

Oct 02 2015 | 11:10 pm - St. Laurence and St. Francis kept up a torrid pace offensively through the first half of Friday night’s football game in Wheaton.

Over 18 holes, Glenbard South finishes on top

Sep 30 2015 | 7:55 pm - Glenbard South won the Metro Suburban Conference West Division tournament, but it wasn't enough to keep Wheaton Academy from taking the overall team title.

‘Laser-focused’ Glenbard South wins big

Sep 25 2015 | 10:50 pm - Glenbard South was just about perfect in its homecoming game Friday night in Glen Ellyn.

Bliss looks to stabilize Chicago Fire

Sep 21 2015 | 9:29 pm - The Chicago Fire’s post-Frank Yallop era began Monday when technical director Brian Bliss held his first practice as interim coach.

Chicago Fire replaces coach Yallop

Sep 20 2015 | 5:31 pm - Nearing the end of a miserable season, the Fire finally dismissed coach and director of soccer Frank Yallop and his staff.

Chicago Fire drop another one, end night as worst in league

Sep 19 2015 | 10:28 pm - The result of Saturday night’s soccer game at Toyota Park — the Chicago Fire lost 1-0 to expansion Orlando City SC — meant little to the home team.

Fire’s long wait for Cyrus is over

Sep 10 2015 | 2:09 pm - More than a month after the Chicago Fire signed him, Daneil Cyrus has joined the club and could play Friday night against the New York Red Bulls.

ICCP likes offense’s math

Sep 05 2015 | 7:05 pm - Jordan Rowell ran for 4 touchdowns, Luke Ricobene threw for 3 more and IC Catholic rolled to a nonconference victory.

Passing combo lifts Glenbard East over South

Sep 05 2015 | 12:20 am - Zach Walsh caught 3 touchdown passes, quarterback Phil Abruzino threw 4 TD passes and Davontae Smith nabbed 2 interceptions in Glenbard East's win.

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