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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Boys tennis: The pressure is off for Wheaton North’s Li

May 25 2017 | 5:43 pm - Wheaton North sophomore Kevin Li was among the DuPage County boys tennis players remaining in the championship bracket at the state meet.

Nikolic, Chicago Fire keep the ball rolling

May 25 2017 | 11:21 pm - The Chicago Fire earned its fourth consecutive victory, defeating FC Dallas 2-1.

Great start, but Chicago Fire GM sees plenty of tests ahead

May 24 2017 | 5:12 pm - Despite a remarkable turnaround from last year, don’t expect the Chicago Fire to sit back and gloat with so much of the MLS season left to play, says Orrin Schwarz.

Boys water polo: Third place a good start on next year for Naperville Central

May 20 2017 | 9:46 pm - Naperville Central defeated Fenwick for third place at state boys water polo.

Girls soccer: Extra practice pays off for Hansen, Glenbard East

May 19 2017 | 9:56 pm - Glenbard East defeated Morton in double overtime in a Class 3A girls soccer regional final.

Girls water polo: Naperville Central locks down state semifinal berth

May 18 2017 | 9:54 pm - Naperville Central will play in the state girls water polo semifinals after defeating New Trier in the quarterfinals.

Chicago Fire stays hot at home

May 18 2017 | 12:58 am - The Chicago Fire remained undefeated at Toyota Park this season with a victory against the struggling Colorado Rapids.

Boys volleyball: ‘Pumped up’ Lake Park notches victory vs. Neuqua Valley

May 16 2017 | 10:09 pm - Lake Park defeated Neuqua Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference boys volleyball match.

Fire seeing a big, happy change

May 14 2017 | 7:52 pm - There was laughter in the Chicago Fire locker room after Saturday’s game, and that’s a big change from recent seasons.

Fire defeat Sounders in front of sellout home crowd

May 13 2017 | 10:11 pm - The Chicago Fire defeated Seattle Sounders FC 4-1 in front of the first sellout crowd at Toyota Park since 2015.

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