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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Glenbard West getting healthy for postseason

Oct 22 2016 | 5:56 pm - Glenbard West scored on its first five possessions and rolled past Addison Trail in the final game of the football regular season.

Rough start dooms Glenbard South

Oct 21 2016 | 10:58 pm - Riverside-Brookfield scored twice in the first five minutes of the football game to defeat Glenbard South 21-7.

Girls tennis: Benet off to a fast start

Oct 20 2016 | 6:59 pm - In the first year of a two-class girls tennis tournament, Katie Telford and Pauline Neubert got Benet off to a good start in the small-school class.

Boys soccer: Addison Trail breathes a sigh of relief

Oct 18 2016 | 8:36 pm - Addison Trail came from behind to beat Glenbard West 2-1 and advance to Friday’s boys soccer regional final.

Chicago Fire snap losing streak with home finale win

Oct 16 2016 | 7:47 pm - The Chicago Fire scored a 2-1 victory against New England in its final home game of the 2016 MLS season.

Cross country: Naperville North girls, Neuqua Valley boys repeat in DVC

Oct 14 2016 | 6:06 pm - The Naperville North girls and the Neuqua Valley boys defended their DuPage Valley Conference cross country championships.

Glenbard South can’t derail ICCP’s special season

Oct 15 2016 | 1:40 pm - IC Catholic jumped out to a big early lead and rolled to a lopsided football victory at Glenbard South.

Fire continue winless streak

Oct 14 2016 | 12:26 am - The Chicago Fire lost a one-goal lead and tied the Columbus Crew 2-2.

Benet claims sixth consecutive victory

Oct 07 2016 | 11:33 pm - Benet scored two touchdowns on defense and never trailed in an ESCC victory against winless Joliet Catholic.

Boys soccer: Numbers keep adding up for Addison Trail vs. Neuqua Valley

Oct 01 2016 | 3:37 pm - Senior forward Enrique Luna scored twice in Addison Trail’s 2-0 boys soccer victory against visiting Neuqua Valley.

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