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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Glenbard West builds momentum with win vs. Waubonsie Valley

Nov 15 2017 | 10:10 pm - Glenbard West defeated Waubonsie Valley in a nonconference girls basketball game.

Geneva opens title defense with win at Glenbard South

Nov 13 2017 | 9:49 pm - Geneva defeated Glenbard South in the girls basketball season opener for both teams.

All quiet on Chicago Fire front — for now

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After strong season, where do Chicago Fire go from here?

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Willowbrook works fast to rout Deerfield

Oct 28 2017 | 8:48 pm - Willowbrook defeated Deerfield in a Class 6A football game.

Boys soccer: OT goal sends Naperville North past Naperville Central

Oct 27 2017 | 8:53 pm - Naperville North defeated Naperville Central in overtime in a Class 3A boys soccer sectional final.

Back in playoffs, Chicago Fire focus on new goal

Oct 24 2017 | 6:39 pm - After a prolonged absence the Chicago Fire is back in the Major League Soccer playoffs. That just means it’s time to set a new goal.

Boys soccer: Naperville Central gets makeup win

Oct 24 2017 | 10:05 pm - Naperville Central defeated Plainfield Central in a Class 3A boys soccer sectional semifinal.

Chicago Fire must quickly adjust to playoff atmosphere

Oct 23 2017 | 5:47 pm - The playoffs are different than the MLS regular season. The Chicago Fire will have to quickly learn how to adjust.

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