About Us

Takeover Lacrosse was developed in 2017 by Michael McGuigan in order to provide youth boys and girls an opportunity to improve their lacrosse skills year-round by challenging themselves through camps, clinics, and training. Our mission is to grow the sport of lacrosse through our student athletes so that they may one day give back to their local community as players and coaches themselves.

Coach McGuigan is currently in his seventh year as Program Director, College Recruiting Coordinator, and Goalkeeper Coach at Appoquinimink HS in Middletown, DE. At AHS he has overseen great success both on and off the field, including being the 2016 DIAA State Runner-Up, a 77-26 record, 6 Blue Hen Conference Championships, 25 All-State players, one All-American, 64 All Conference players, and 180 Jaguar Scholar Athletes. 

Prior to Appoquinimink, Coach McGuigan began his coaching career and was part of Rippin Rope Lacrosse Club Founder Pete Duncan’s staff that compiled a 21-9 record over two years and completed a complete program overhaul. While at CA, he was also a RRLC under 11 coach, camp counselor, and clinic instructor. Coach McGuigan is also very active in the MOT community, assisting the MOT Youth Lacrosse Club and their board of directors, volunteering at practices for U15, U13, U11 teams, and providing clinics with his AHS players. He also coaches basketball and strength and conditioning workouts for MOT Tigers Special Olympics. Coach McGuigan is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but currently resides in Middletown, DE. He graduated from Middletown HS in 2005, Delaware Technical and Community College in 2009, where he was Team MVP and a NJCAA Distinguished Academic All American. He later started at Wesley College, where he was a Captain and graduated with a BA in elementary education in 2011. He recently completed his Masters in Sports Administration
from Delaware State University and is currently a Health/PE teacher at Redding Middle School. In his spare time, he plays adult club ball for DogfishHead LC, Parrotheads LC, and Starboard LC.

Boys Coaches

Robbie Johnston

Robbie was a four-year letterwinner at Charter School of Wilmington. He started his career as an attackman leading the team in goals as a freshman. He switched over to midfield as a junior which was a true fit for his skill set as a two-way midfielder. He was a Team Captain who was named to the all-conference first team and all-state third team during his junior and senior seasons. Robbie finished his career with 137 goals and 64 assists.He also played for Silverbacks summer lacrosse team as a senior. Robbie was a multi-sport athlete, excelling as a four-year letterwinner in football as a wide receiver, running back, and safety. He received all-conference honorable mention on defense three times and was an all-conference second team selection as a wide receiver.

Robbie is a recent graduate of Widener University where he continued his playing career as a 3-year starting defensive midfielder. He contributed vastly between the lines racking up a total of 89 ground balls, 20 CTO, 13 goals, and 7 assists. Robbie was a team captain as a senior and helped Widener University appear in their conference title game as a junior.

Robbie majored in Biomedical Engineering and is currently finishing up a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering while working as a Manufacturing Engineer for DSM Biomedical.He remains around the game of lacrosse as a youth and high school official as well as a member of the Parrotheads Lacrosse Club men’s team.

Will Wojciechowski

Will starred at Pennington Prep where he was a NJ First Team All State, All Conference selection. He later played Division 1 lacrosse at the University of Delaware where he started at LSM from 2009-2014. At UD, he won Back to Back CAA Conference Championship titles. He’s also a Two Time War at the Shore Champion A Division, on the Vail ShootOut All Star Team, ALL : Starboard Defensemen, OCMD : Dogfish Head Defensemen, London Knights AHS Box Defensemen, Northmen Box Defensemen, ParrotHeads Defensemen 1x Summer League Champion.

After finishing up at UD, Will is employed by JP Morgan Chase Global Equities Team and also works in commercial real estate development.

Will continues to play lacrosse year round, from men’s leagues to club tournaments, including both box and field.

Chris Widener

Coach Widener began his playing days at Broadneck High School in Annapolis Maryland from 1987-1990. He later starred at Clemson University where he played club ball from 1990-1994. After his playing days were over, Coach Widener began his coaching career in 2008 at St. Andrews School where he was an Assistant Varsity Coach. He was then the Varsity Head Coach at Middletown High School from 2009-2011 and then founded and led the MOT Charter High School team as Varsity Head Coach from 2015-2018. Since 2019, Coach Widener has been a Varsity Assistant Coach at Appoquinimink HS where he is the defensive coordinator. Coach Widener is also heavily involved in the local lacrosse community as a U14 coach as well as a MOT Youth Lacrosse Board Member since 2013.

Coach Widener is currently a Math Teacher at William Penn HS and resides in Middletown, De with his wife Deann and his three children.

Nick Vass

Nick attended Esperanza High School in Anaheim, CA from 2010-2013. He then went on to star at Cabrini University, where he was a captain and led Cabrini to the 2019 NCAA Division III National Championship. In 2019, Nick was an USILA All-America Honorable Mention, USILA Scholar All-American, IMLCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Honorable Mention, and All-Atlantic East First Team. He started all 24 games, causing 21 turnovers and scooping 34 ground balls. He was also named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team.

Upon graduating with a degree in Management Information Systems, Nick currently works as a solutions consultant for J29 Inc.

Girls Coaches

Ali Kern

Ali joined the Takeover team in 2018 as our girls camp and clinic coach. Ali is a local MOT product, starting off in the MOT youth program and graduating from Middletown HS in 2010. She went on to play lacrosse at Division III Christopher Newport University and then transferred to Division II Wilmington University (’15) where she earned a Bachelors in Middle Level Education (6-8) and multiple All-CACC academic and athletic honors. Upon graduating, Ali continued to stay involved in both field hockey and lacrosse at Archmere Academy (’15 – ’17), among other coaching experiences. Today, Ali works for the Appoquinimink School District as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) teacher at Everett Meredith Middle School. She is also the Head Girls Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach at Odessa High School and a certified Delaware girls lacrosse official.

Corinne Dries

Corinne started her lacrosse career as a goalie stand out at Division II Wilmington University (’15). During her playing days, Corinne received multiple All- CACC honors and finished her career with 466 saves and 41.4 save percentage. After graduating, Corrinne continued to remain around the game as a club lacrosse coach and certified Delaware girls lacrosse official. Currently, she is the assistant coach (Defensive/Goalkeepers Coordinator) at Wilmington University and the early childhood education program director at Newark Day Nursery at Childcare Center.

Lydia Beckman

Lydia joins the Takeover team as another Middletown High School product. After attending MHS, Lydia continued to pursue her lacrosse career at Division III Neumann University (‘20). While attending Neumann, Lydia earned multiple All- CSAC and All- AEC honors. Along with her athletic success, she made the IWLCA DIII Academic Honor Roll and was a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Athlete Honor Society. Today, Lydia works as an Athletic Trainer/Physician Extender for Premier Orthopaedics, OA Division in Pennsylvania.

Taylor Lambeth

Taylor was a four year letter winner at Appoquinimink HS. While at AHS, Taylor led her team as a first team All-Conference attacker. Currently, Taylor is in her Junior year playing Division II lacrosse at Wilmington University. So far in her career, she has tallied 80 goals and 30 assists and is ranked 10th all-time in program history with 1.86 career goals per game. Along with lacrosse, Taylor majors in Psychology and is a member of the 2018 UCA Small Coed Division II National Champion Wilmington University cheerleading team.