Executive Director 

Sam Angelotta

Outreach with Lacrosse and Schools (OWLS) was founded in 2011 with one goal – Improve the lives of Chicago’s most at-risk youth by offering a lacrosse-based program that combines teaching and playing the sport with academic tutoring, mentoring and social enrichment. Led by Sam Angelotta, Founder and Executive Director, OWLS has grown into one of the premier urban lacrosse program in the country. Sam is trained in education and Sports Based Youth Development (M.Ed. Master in Education). Angelotta founded the program during his time as a teacher, coach, and Athletic Director at St Malachy School on Chicago’s Near West Side.  In 2016, he began working full time for OWLS in order to bridge the educational gaps for the students we serve, and expand organizational capacity.



Program Manager 

Caitlin Shukwit


“Coach Caitlin” oversees the OWLS Outreach and League programs, while working with the Executive Director supporting OWLS Academy operations. Her objectives include managing communications with volunteers, participant families, and community partners while collecting crucial impact data on student progress. Caitlin comes to us after working full time at an experiential event agency supporting client services and project management while learning the means of event production. She hails from the great state of Missouri where she attended MSU while majoring in dance and public relations. A seasoned competitor in performing arts and gymnastics, Caitlin ultimately joined OWLS because she truly believes in the power of sport.


Executive Board

Angelo Calvello | Co-Founder, Rosetta Analytics

Laura Milani | Founder, IN2 Products

Lon Chow | Chicago-based Venture Capitalist, Method Capital

Sean Conroy | Director in Business Development, Grosvenor Capital Management

Kevin Corrigan | Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, University of Notre Dame

Christopher Deutsch | Founder, Lofty Ventures

Andrew David | Retired, Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

Carol Krienik | Brand Advisor, Bluedog Design

Sam Angelotta | Founder & Executive Director, OWLS


Associate Board Chair

Ellis Krienik, Wind Point Partners


Associate Board Members

Hannah Alley, Spencer Stuart

Tracy Bonnacorsi, East Ave Lacrosse

Ryan Burns, Promus Capital

Hillary Darragh, West Monroe Partners

Katie Fegan, The Plexus Groupe

Austin Flippin, Netmining

Mitch Hagan, Robert W. Baird

Phillip Hong, Abbott Labs

Ed Hendry, Cenveo

Patrick Hurley, Pico Trading

Adam Jump, Wind Point Partners

Jordan Kirshner, Board of Trade

David Largey, AIG

Kyle Lewis, Grosvenor

Ian Murphy, CBRE

Liam O’Connor, Ivanhoe Cambridge US

Alex Panosian, McKinsey

Jack Parchman, Barclays

Patrick Rodgers, Learncore

John Sexton, West Monroe Partners

Caitlin Shukwit, Agency EA

Eli Steinberger, Price Waterhouse Cooper

Michael Strack, William Blair

Adam Strauss, Cresset Wealth

Ryan Wilson, LinkedIn


Liam O’Connor, Academy Program Manager

Carly Hannah, Girls Program Manager

Dionte Mandeldove, Program Site Manager (St. Malachy School)

Terese Hagerty, Program Site Manager (Chicago Jesuit Academy)

Jake Wilkoff, Program Site Manager (Pilsen)