During her time on Long Island, Salma Tarik has been a college soccer star and coached at the youth and collegiate levels.
Now, Tarik is joining Pro Game United FC and will serve as the girls technical director and advisor to its boys program. Founded in 2016, Pro Game is based in Islip and has training facilities in Bay Shore and Deer Park.
In addition, through her brand ST10, she will also be conducting an all-girls camp throughout the year and will coach the 2002/03, 2004 and 2010 teams.
At the youth level, Tarik has served as a staff coach for the East Meadow Soccer Club’s premier team in the northeast region since 2011. She is currently in her second season as the ODP coach for the girls program
In 2016 Tarik was selected for the United Soccer Coaches prestigious “30 under 30” program, which recognizes the top young coaches in the country.
At the collegiate level, she spent one season as head coach of the St. Joseph’s College (L.I.) and led the Golden Eagles to the Skyline Conference Semifinal. From 2013 to 2015, she served as an assistant coach for the men’s soccer team at Mercy College.
In 2007 Tarik spent a year at California State University Northridge where she appeared in all 18 games, including 17 starts. The following year, she transferred to Hofstra University where she scored 28 goals (4th all-time) in her three years in Hempstead.
While a member of Pride’s women’s soccer team, Tarik was an All-Colonial Athletic Association First-Team and NSCAA Regional All-American First-Team selection in 2009 and 2010. Additionally, Tarik was a two-time finalist for CAA Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010.
Internationally, since 2008 she has been a member of the Egyptian National Team and has played in World Cup qualifiers and the Africa Cup of Nations (ACON) Tournament. In the 2017 ACON, Tarik scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute against Zimbabwe giving Egypt its first-ever win in the tournament.