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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Fire signs Spanish midfielder Perez

Mar 27 2015 | 2:03 pm - The Chicago Fire on Friday confirmed the signing of Spanish central midfielder Victor Perez.

Schwarz: Change the Fire needs is on the scoreboard

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Bolingbrook’s Nixon takes down Neuqua Valley

Mar 13 2015 | 10:37 pm - There’s probably no team Bolingbrook senior guard Prentiss Nixon likes playing boys basketball against more than Neuqua Valley.

Benet plans to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime moment

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Mar 05 2015 | 3:00 pm - This was supposed to be the best chance to get Montini. It was supposed to be the best chance to keep the Broncos from going downstate, maybe even from winning a sectional.

Preseason predictions not going Fire’s way

Mar 05 2015 | 5:17 pm - Now that there is labor peace, clearing the way for a 2015 Major League Soccer season, the Chicago Fire is hoping to sneak up on some people.

The DuPage County All-Area Girls Basketball Team

Mar 05 2015 | 1:59 pm - A look at the top 20 girls basketball players in DuPage County for the 2014-15 season.

Focused Montini overcomes Antioch

Mar 02 2015 | 11:02 pm - It was Antioch’s misfortune to run into Montini when the Broncos are playing their best girls basketball of the season.

Fire looking for a good start this season

Mar 02 2015 | 6:09 pm - After five seasons that produced a total of one playoff game, a good start would seem very helpful to the morale of the Chicago Fire and its fans.

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