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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Boys soccer: Naperville North doesn’t need comeback against Glenbard North

Sep 27 2016 | 10:41 pm - Ty Konrad, Cesar Recendez and Jack Barry each scored a goal for top-ranked Naperville North in its boys soccer victory against Glenbard North.

Naperville Central edges WW South in 2nd OT

Sep 24 2016 | 1:03 am - Naperville Central’s 2-point conversion in the second overtime was the difference against Wheaton Warrenville South.

Boys soccer: Benet breaks through against West Chicago

Sep 22 2016 | 9:06 pm - Connor Mote had a goal and an assist in Benet’s 3-0 victory against West Chicago.

Boys soccer: Naperville North withstands Wheaton North upset bid

Sep 20 2016 | 10:06 pm - Jack Hill’s second-half goal was the difference in Naperville North’s victory at Wheaton North.

Boys soccer: New formation helps Glenbard North overcome Glenbard South

Sep 17 2016 | 5:25 pm - A new look made a big difference for the Glenbard North attack in a nonconference win at Glenbard South.

West Aurora runs past Glenbard East

Sep 16 2016 | 10:47 pm - DaVion Cross ran for 3 touchdowns and West Aurora remained undefeated with a 26-7 victory at Glenbard East.

Boys soccer: St. Charles North holds off Wheaton Academy

Sep 15 2016 | 9:46 pm - In a matchup featuring two ranked teams, St. Charles North handed Wheaton Academy its first loss of the season.

Chicago Fire’s home-game win streak comes to an end

Sep 10 2016 | 10:39 pm - The Chicago Fire saw its long home unbeaten streak end in a 2-1 loss to Toronto FC.

Lake Park cashes in on comeback

Sep 09 2016 | 11:28 pm - Johnny Pacione’s 97-yard touchdown catch with 2:04 to play capped a Lake Park comeback and gave the Lancers the victory.

Wheaton dances past Benedictine at ‘homecoming’

Sep 03 2016 | 6:17 pm - Wheaton College scored the first 26 points of the game to defeat former assistant coach Josiah Sears in his first game as Benedictine football coach.

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