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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Addison Trail withstands late Glenbard South rally

Aug 26 2016 | 10:58 pm - Addison Trail stopped a late Glenbard South 2-point conversion attempt and held on for a 22-20 victory.

Chicago Fire happy with tie; Galaxy not so much

Aug 24 2016 | 10:29 pm - The Chicago Fire earned a 2-2 draw against a Los Angeles Galaxy side that rested some of its top players.

Neuqua Valley boys, Benet girls win McGonagle Memorial

Aug 16 2016 | 4:28 pm - Benet’s Lauren Beaudreau and Neuqua Valley’s Jack Vercautren took medalist honors to lead their teams to victory at the 14th annual McGonagle Championship in Naperville.

Nothing going right for Chicago Fire

Aug 14 2016 | 9:07 pm - The Chicago Fire salvaged a draw Sunday against Orlando City but did little to improve its place in the standings. Meanwhile, potential buyers are emerging for the club, though team sources say it is not for sale.

Schwarz: Fire GM is sticking to his long-term plan

Aug 04 2016 | 10:09 pm - This week’s player moves make it clear Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez won’t accelerate his long-term rebuilding plan for the Fire, despite fans’ impatience.

Chicago Fire GM continues team’s reconstruction

Aug 03 2016 | 8:51 pm - The Chicago Fire signed forward David Arshakyan on the final day of the MLS summer transfer window.

Fire end in draw after late goal

Jul 31 2016 | 9:37 pm - The Chicago Fire has been known to give up a heartbreaking late goal the past few seasons, and it happened again Sunday night in the 90th minute of a 2-2 draw against the New York Red Bulls.

Fire deal Igboananike for cash. 2019 third-round pick

Jul 29 2016 | 7:18 pm - The Chicago Fire traded designated player Kennedy Igboananike to D.C. United for targeted allocation money and a 2019 draft pick.

Chicago Fire not running from disappointment

Jul 13 2016 | 11:29 pm - While storms delayed the start of Wednesday’s Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City match, Fire general manager talked about a disappointing first half of the season and his efforts to improve the club’s fortunes.

Solo earns 100th international shutout

Jul 09 2016 | 7:02 pm - Goalkeeper Hope Solo earned her 100th international shutout and 150th international victory in the United States women’s national soccer team’s 1-0 victory against South Africa at Soldier Field.

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