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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Benet endures a difficult night against Marist

Jan 20 2017 | 10:26 pm - Marist took the lead in the East Suburban Catholic Conference girls basketball standings with a victory at Benet.

Naperville Central ready for Metea Valley

Jan 19 2017 | 11:27 pm - Mia Lakstigala scored 20 points to lead Naperville Central past Metea Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball game.

Big first quarter carries St. Francis past Rosary

Jan 17 2017 | 10:19 pm - St. Francis led by 21 points after one quarter and never let Rosary get within 17 again in a GCAC White girls basketball game.

Fire acquire McCarty from New York

Jan 17 2017 | 12:40 am - The Chicago Fire on Monday traded $400,000 in general allocation money to the New York Red Bulls for New York’s captain, Dax McCarty.

Montini clobbers Indiana opponent

Jan 16 2017 | 9:00 pm - Montini had no problem defeating a team from Michigan City, Indiana, at the 27th annual Subway Classic at Willowbrook High School.

Wheaton North’s 12-game winning streak ends

Jan 14 2017 | 8:57 pm - Mother McAuley snapped Wheaton North’s 12-game girls basketball winning streak, taking a Subway Classic victory.

Chicago Fire adds depth, cash at SuperDraft

Jan 14 2017 | 8:46 pm - The Chicago Fire added a winger, a goalkeeper and a forward plus a chunk of cash in Friday’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft.

Chicago Fire adds depth, cash at SuperDraft

Jan 14 2017 | 8:01 pm - The Chicago Fire added a winger, a goalkeeper and a forward plus a chunk of cash in Friday’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft.

Montini’s Kunzer finds her spot in the corner

Jan 13 2017 | 9:24 pm - Claudia Kunzer’s double-double led Montini to its 20th girls basketball victory of the season, this one against Loyola Academy.

Eyes on Five: We’re back and looking ahead

Jan 12 2017 | 9:47 pm - Eyes on Five returns for another season of DuPage County basketball. Kevin Schmit and Orrin Schwarz are back to bring you the latest news in boys and girls hoops.

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