Salma Tarik was born in Cairo, Egypt and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She started her collegiate career at California State University Northridge in 2007 where she appeared in all 18 games, including 17 starts. She finished the year with five goals and two assists.
In 2008, she transferred to Hofstra University where she became the third highest scorer in Hofstra history, scoring 28 goals in three years. She was an All-Colonial Athletic Association First team selection and was selected as a First team NSCAA Regional All American in 2009 and 2010. Salma was also a two-time finalist for CAA player of the year in 2009 and 2010.
Salma graduated with her BS in Education from Hofstra University in 2012 and went on to earn her MS in Human Resources Management from Mercy College in 2016.
Salma has been a member of the Egyptian National Team since 2008, has played in multiple international matches and has played in World Cup Qualifiers as well as the African Cup of Nations Tournament. In this year’s African Cup of Nations tournament, Salma scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute against Zimbabwe giving the Egyptian National Team their first-ever win in this prestigious tournament.
In August 2016, Salma was appointed Head Coach of the Women’s Soccer Program at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY. Prior to taking the leadership of the Golden Eagles, Salma was the Assistant Coach of the Men’s Soccer Program at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Head Coach, St. Joseph’s College (2016-present)
Head Coach, East Meadow Soccer Club (2012-present)
Assistant Coach, Mercy College (2013-2015)
Assistant Coach, Clarkstown SC Eagles (2014)
Assistant Coach, LA Rampage (2008-2009)
Women’s Egyptian National Soccer Team (2008-present)
Clarkstown Eagles – NAL (2014)
NY Fury – WPSL (2012)
Hofstra University (2008-2011)
Long Island Rough Riders – W-League (2009)
California State University Northridge (2007-2008)
USSF “C” License (2014)
Special Topics Diploma – Management of the Game (2015)
NSCAA 30 Under 30 Program (2016-2017)