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: Glenbard East takes sectional championship against Hinsdale Central

May 28 2016 | 6:18 pm - Senior Amanda Chlebek’s penalty kick decided a 4-3 shootout victory for Glenbard East against Hinsdale Central at the Class 4A Hinsdale Central girls soccer sectional final.

Fire battle to a draw with Timbers

May 28 2016 | 10:43 pm - The Chicago Fire earned a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers thanks to a 20th-minute goal by David Accam.

Boys tennis: Tournament takes its toll on DuPage athletes

May 27 2016 | 5:49 pm - The only DuPage County athletes to advance to the boys state tennis semifinals were Hinsdale Central doubles partners Michael Czlonka and Nick Calzolano, who have yet to go to a third set in the tournament.

Girls soccer: Wheaton Academy headed to state title game

May 27 2016 | 11:28 pm - Junior Gretchen Pearson scored 2 goals and Wheaton Academy defeated Alton Marquette 3-0 in a Class 1A girls soccer semifinal.

Boys tennis: Recovery plans in effect after tough first day

May 26 2016 | 5:36 pm - DuPage County will be well-represented in the fourth round of the championship bracket at the boys state tennis tournament when play resumes at 8 a.m. Friday.

Boys volleyball: Downers Grove North takes down WW South

May 25 2016 | 9:23 pm - Downers Grove North upset a higher-seeded team for the second time in two nights, defeating No. 2 Wheaton Warrenville South 25-21, 25-20 to win the St. Francis regional championship.

Baseball: Glenbard West drops West Chicago

May 23 2016 | 9:59 pm - Once Glenbard West got started, the Hilltoppers proved very hard to stop.

Fire get much needed win over Houston

May 21 2016 | 7:41 pm - Arturo Alvarez scored in the third minute to give the Chicago Fire a 1-0 victory against the Houston Dynamo and break a three-game losing streak.

Rodriguez determined to stay with process

May 21 2016 | 3:35 pm - Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez reiterated his determination to follow his rebuilding process despite the team’s poor start to the season.

Girls water polo: Naperville Central advances to the state semifinals

May 20 2016 | 10:31 pm - Naperville Central defeated Lincoln-Way North 13-9 at the girls state water polo quarterfinals and will play in the semifinals Saturday morning.

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