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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Naperville North wraps up busy week with win vs. Lake Park

Jan 20 2018 | 8:04 pm - Naperville North defeated Lake Park in a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball game.

Chicago Fire GM turns up the heat in MLS SuperDraft

Jan 19 2018 | 4:52 pm - Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez made three trades at the MLS SuperDraft, igniting what had been a quiet off-season.

Glenbard West runs winning streak to 14

Jan 19 2018 | 9:35 pm - Glenbard West defeated Hinsdale South in a West Suburban Conference crossover girls basketball game.

Lakstigala moves up to Naperville Central’s No. 2

Jan 18 2018 | 11:34 pm - Mia Lakstigala became Naperville Central’s No. 2 all-time scorer behind Candace Parker and the Redhawks defeated Metea Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball game.

An early look at the postseason

Jan 18 2018 | 9:54 pm - With the basketball playoffs quickly approaching and schools starting to hold their senior night festivities, it’s time to take a look ahead.

Despite risks, Fire officials see better days ahead with Schweinsteiger

Jan 18 2018 | 2:20 pm - Chicago Fire officials aren’t second-guessing their decision to bring back veteran Bastian Schweinsteiger for a second season of Major League Soccer action.

Glenbard West wears down Rolling Meadows

Jan 17 2018 | 10:43 pm - Glenbard West defeated Rolling Meadows in a nonconference girls basketball game.

Chicago Fire sign Schweinsteiger for another season

Jan 17 2018 | 9:59 pm - The Chicago Fire announced Wednesday it has re-signed German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger to a one-year deal, bringing him back to Chicago for a second MLS season.

Another victory adds to Naperville Central’s fun

Jan 16 2018 | 10:12 pm - Naperville Central defeated Neuqua Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball game.

Maine West feels better after beating Benet

Jan 15 2018 | 10:26 pm - Maine West defeated Benet in a girls basketball game at the Coach Kipp’s Hoopfest in Villa Park.

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