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#8 Salma Tarik
Position: F/M
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bellmore, NY
High School: Rosamond (CA)
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Third season on the Hofstra Soccer roster after transferring from Cal State Northridge, where she played for one year…Started at center forward last season and should hold down that role against this fall…Has 19 career goals and eight career assists (16 goals and six assists in her two years at Hofstra)...2009: First team All-Colonial Athletic Association…First team NSCAA All-Region…One of 38 finalists for National Player of the Year Award from Soccer News Net…Appeared in all 19 games, including 18 starts…Led Hofstra with 10 goals and 24 points…Also took team-high 81 shots…Scored tying goal late in the first half of a 2-1 win over Princeton on a brilliant individual effort, flipping the ball backwards over her head past a defender and then chipping it into the upper right corner from just inside the penalty area…Had a goal in a 3-2 loss to No. 25 Indiana…Played a key role in a 3-2 win over Harvard, scoring one goal, assisting on another and setting up the third one after being fouled in the box for a penalty kick…Scored tying goal with 11:45 left in regulation in 3-2 win over Delaware…Had a pair of goals in a 3-0 win over Towson…Scored tying goal and assisted on winning goal in a 2-1 comeback win over UNC Wilmington…Had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over William & Mary…Scored her tenth goal of the year on a header in the second half of a 3-0 win over VCU…2008: Played in all 22 games, including 19 starts…Led Hofstra in goals scored with six and tied for team high honors in points with 14…Had three game-winning goals…Scored in the first half of a 3-2 win over William & Mary in the CAA Semifinals…Scored her first goal in the second overtime of a 1-0 win over Drexel…Scored the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Towson…Had a goal and an assist in a 2-1 road win over VCU, assisting on the game winner in the final minute of regulation…Had the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over UNC Wilmington…Added a goal in a 4-3 win over Georgia State…Had an assist in a 3-3 tie with Central Connecticut…Took 38 shots…At Cal State Northridge: 2007: Appeared in all 18 games, including 17 starts…Finished the year with three goals and two assists…Two of her three goals came against teams which qualified for the College Cup (UCLA, Florida State)…High School: Was a five-sport athlete at Rosamond High School in Rosamond, California…Competed in soccer, basketball, cross country, track and field and volleyball…Was a first team all-league selection in soccer in 2003 and 2004, while earning the Player of the Year Award as a senior…Also a first-team all-league selection in basketball…Personal: Plans to major in athletic training…Hopes to be a physical therapist for a professional sports team…Played for the Los Angeles Rampage of the WPSL during the summer of 2008…Lists Steven Gerrard as her favorite athlete…Names “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle as her favorite book…Born in Cairo, Egypt…Has two older brothers and one younger brother…Started playing soccer at age 6…Physical education major.

 

 

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