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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Montini scores comeback win vs. Brother Rice

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Chicago Fire’s Campbell enjoying his return to starting lineup

Sep 14 2017 | 7:23 pm - Second-year Chicago Fire central defender Jonathan Campbell is taking advantage of injuries to get back on the playing field.

Boys soccer: Improving Neuqua Valley defeats Benet

Sep 14 2017 | 9:39 pm - Neuqua Valley defeated Benet in a nonconference boys soccer game.

Fire call 1-1 draw a win

Sep 09 2017 | 8:48 pm - The Chicago Fire fought to a 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls and called it a win.

Glenbard West pulls away from Addison Trail in fourth quarter

Sep 08 2017 | 11:17 pm - Glenbard West scored 21 fourth-quarter points to pull away from Addison Trail in a West Suburban Conference crossover football game.

After snapping losing skid, Fire look to keep rolling

Sep 06 2017 | 7:19 pm - The Chicago Fire’s victory last weekend at Montreal seems to have eased some of the tension around the club after a skid lasting several weeks.

St. Charles East rolls past Glenbard East

Sep 01 2017 | 10:50 pm - St. Charles East defeated Glenbard East in a nonconference football game.

Can Paunovic get Chicago Fire out of its slump?

Aug 30 2017 | 4:34 pm - With his team mired in a slump and its playoff spot at risk, Chicago Fire fans will see just how good a coach Veljko Paunovic is.

Fire drop fourth game straight

Aug 26 2017 | 10:44 pm - The Chicago Fire lost its fourth consecutive game, dropping to fourth place in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference standings.

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