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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Wheaton can’t derail defending national champion

Nov 28 2015 | 5:10 pm - Wheaton College saw its football season end in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs against two-time defending champion Wisconsin-Whitewater. It's the second straight year the Thunder has lost in the second round at home.

Benet makes it look easy against Bartlett

Nov 27 2015 | 9:52 pm - Benet forced 31 Bartlett turnovers and led by double digits most of the Friday's game.

Pavell gives Bartlett spark it needs to beat Naperville Central

Nov 24 2015 | 9:26 pm - Nina Pavell's 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer surprised even her by going in the basket, but it helped propel Bartlett past Naperville Central.

Glenbard North defeats Glenbard South

Nov 23 2015 | 10:38 pm - A tough loss Saturday didn't seem to bother Glenbard North on Monday night when the Panthers defeated Glenbard South.

Westmont’s Carlson paces herself in win over ICCP

Nov 20 2015 | 10:50 pm - Anne Marie Carlson celebrated her 18th birthday by helping Westmont to a victory against IC Catholic Prep.

What’s behind Chicago Fire’s surprising coaching hire

Nov 24 2015 | 2:17 pm - In surprising everyone by hiring Veljko Paunovic as the eighth coach in team history, the Chicago Fire opted for the bold but risky choice, says soccer writer Orrin Schwarz.

Neuqua Valley defeats Hinsdale Central

Nov 20 2015 | 4:49 pm - Neuqua Valley wasn't overly impressed with the way it played against Hinsdale Central, but the Wildcats were happy to walk away with the victory.

Reedy, Glenbard West roll past Waubonsie Valley

Nov 18 2015 | 11:51 pm - A stifling full-court trap defense helped Glenbard West earn a big season-opening victory against Waubonsie Valley. Catherine Reedy scored 20 points for the Hilltoppers.

Montini impresses in girls basketball season opener

Nov 17 2015 | 8:51 pm - Montini looks capable of another deep postseason run after opening the girls basketball season with a 77-34 victory against Hinsdale Central.

Glenbard West going to state

Nov 07 2015 | 10:55 pm - Glenbard West earned a berth in the state semifinals with Saturday night's two-game victory at the Class 4A York supersectional in Elmhurst.

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