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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Girls soccer: Martin provides clutch goal for Naperville North at Neuqua Valley

Apr 24 2018 | 9:24 pm - Naperville North defeated Neuqua Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference girls soccer match.

Girls soccer: Batavia wins again at Glenbard East

Apr 19 2018 | 9:29 pm - Batavia defeated Glenbard East in an Upstate Eight Conference girls soccer crossover match.

Toyota Park to become SeatGeek Stadium after 2018 Fire season

Apr 19 2018 | 3:18 pm - The Village of Bridgeview announced a naming rights deal with SeatGeek to change the name of the stadium the Chicago Fire plays in to SeatGeek Stadium at the end of this season.

Fire’s Lillard says playing Ibrahimovic was a challenge

Apr 17 2018 | 8:41 pm - What did Grant Lillard’s friends and family ask him about after his first Chicago Fire start on Saturday? Playing against Zlatan Ibrahimovic mostly.

Chicago Fire falls to Galaxy in front of record crowd

Apr 14 2018 | 8:38 pm - Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a goal and attracted the largest crowd for a Chicago Fire game in Toyota Park history in a 1-0 Los Angeles Galaxy victory.

Boys volleyball: Naperville Central prevails against Glenbard East

Apr 12 2018 | 9:37 pm - Naperville Central defeated Glenbard East in three games in a nonconference boys volleyball match.

Girls soccer: Senese’s second-overtime goal gives Neuqua Valley win against Waubonsie Valley

Apr 10 2018 | 9:05 pm - Neuqua Valley defeated Waubonsie Valley in double overtime in a DuPage Valley Conference girls soccer game.

Atlanta United doing it right, while Chicago Fire falters again

Apr 06 2018 | 11:55 am - Atlanta United provides an example of everything an MLS club can be, while the Chicago Fire falters again.

Boys volleyball: Glenbard West shows Downers Grove North how it adjusted

Apr 03 2018 | 8:27 pm - Glenbard West defeated Downers Grove North in a West Suburban Conference Silver Division boys volleyball match.

Chicago Fire earns point in draw with Portland

Mar 31 2018 | 8:33 pm - The Chicago Fire earned its first point of the season with a 2-2 draw against the Portland Timbers.

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