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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: Naperville North, Naperville Central fight to draw

May 03 2016 | 11:27 pm - Naperville North and Naperville Central fought to a scoreless draw just three days after the Huskies defeated the Redhawks 3-0 in the Naperville Invitational championship game.

Girls soccer: Naperville North extends streaks to win Naperville Invitational

Apr 30 2016 | 3:34 pm - Naperville North defeated cross-town rival Naperville Central to win the prestigious Naperville Invitational, extending its girls soccer winning and shutout streaks in the process.

Chicago Fire end in draw with D.C. United

Apr 30 2016 | 8:06 pm - The Chicago Fire once again missed a chance to win at home, settling for a 1-1 draw against visiting D.C. United.

Girls track: Naperville North just getting warmed up

Apr 29 2016 | 11:37 pm - Downers Grove South scored 101 points to edge Naperville North at Friday’s Tiger Invitational at Wheaton Warrenville South.

D.C. United’s Nyarko returns to face Chicago Fire

Apr 27 2016 | 10:26 pm - D.C. United midfielder Patrick Nyarko returns to Toyota Park on Saturday afternoon to play against his former club, the Chicago Fire.

Boys volleyball: Fear propels Glenbard West past Elk Grove

Apr 27 2016 | 9:28 pm - Glenbard West found a new level of energy in the second game to complete a 25-14, 25-10 boys volleyball nonconference victory against visiting Elk Grove.

Girls soccer: WW South beats Naperville Central on overtime penalty kick

Apr 19 2016 | 11:37 pm - Anna Fank’s goal on a penalty kick with just two seconds left in the first overtime ended the game in a 1-0 Wheaton Warrenville South girls soccer victory at Naperville Central on Tuesday.

Chicago Fire suffers 2nd loss

Apr 16 2016 | 11:52 pm - The Chicago Fire lost at home 2-1 to the Montreal Impact in MLS action Saturday.

Softball: Lake Park finishes strong again to beat Glenbard West

Apr 15 2016 | 8:53 pm - Lake Park overcame a 4-run deficit by scoring 7 runs over the final three innings to defeat Glenbard West in a nonconference softball game.

Girls soccer: Naperville North ends St. Charles East streak

Apr 14 2016 | 9:48 pm - Despite the best efforts of St. Charles East goalkeeper Alison Chesterfield, Naperville North scored twice within a three-minute span in the second half to hand the Saints their first loss.

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