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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Can Benet repeat as state champion?

Feb 11 2016 | 10:09 pm - The boys are heading to the homestretch of their season, but the girls are into the final stage of the 2015-16 campaign.

Glenbard East ends regular season with win vs. East Aurora

Feb 11 2016 | 10:54 pm - Senior Brasia Solid scored 22 points and pulled down 9 rebounds to help Glenbard East to a senior night victory.

Seniors lead Benet past Marian Central

Feb 10 2016 | 10:14 pm - Benet earned its first East Suburban Catholic Conference championship since 1998 with a blowout victory against Marian Central.

Schmid basket in final seconds lifts Naperville Central past WW South

Feb 10 2016 | 11:42 pm - Naperville Central clinched a share of the DuPage Valley Conference championship when freshman Lucy Schmid made a basket with five seconds left to break a 40-40 tie.

Naperville Central still alone atop DVC

Feb 06 2016 | 7:01 pm - Naperville Central coach Andy Nussbaum was so impressed with Wheaton North on Saturday, it made him even more happy when he thought of his own girls basketball team.

Seniors lead Downers North past Glenbard West

Feb 05 2016 | 10:24 pm - Penn State recruit Jaida Green had a double-double to lead Downers Grove North to a senior night victory.

Starks, Moon hit 1,000-point milestone for Neuqua Valley

Feb 04 2016 | 11:23 pm - Seniors Myia Starks and Kai Moon each topped the 1,000-point milestone for the Neuqua Valley varsity, and the Wildcats remained just behind Naperville Central in the DVC race.

Plenty of February Fun ahead

Feb 04 2016 | 4:41 pm - February is shaping up to be a fun month for DuPage County basketball.

Chicago Fire signs 25-year-old Dutch defender

Feb 02 2016 | 11:39 am - With several more roster spots to fill, the Chicago Fire has sgined Dutch center back Johan Kappelhof, team officials announced Tuesday.

Glenbard South will get shot at division title

Feb 02 2016 | 10:07 pm - Ally Daca scored 15 points and Maggie Bair and Sarah Cohen scored 9 apiece to draw Glenbard South even with Riverside-Brookfield in the loss column in the Metro Suburban Conference West Division standings.

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