|High School:||Gahanna Lincoln HS|
All-MAC (Second Team, 2013)
as a Junior (2013): Appeared in 20 of 22 matches, making 19 starts ... tied for second on the team with five assists ... assisted goals in back-to-back games against Northern Illinois (Oct. 26) and at Michigan (Oct. 30) ... also added helpers in wins at Cleveland State (Oct. 9) at Buffalo (Oct. 18) and against West Virginia (Nov. 15) in the MAC Tournament semifinals ... made nine starts at right back, eight at forward and two at midfield ... missed consecutive starts against Bowling Green (Sept. 21) and Ohio State (Sept. 24) with a knee injury.
as a Sophomore (2012): Appeared in 13 games, making four starts ... started three straight games at left back from Oct. 16 to Oct. 23 vs. Michigan, West Virginia and Ohio State ... earned a start at striker against Michigan (Nov. 18) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... netted the game-winning goal against Northern Illinois (Nov. 11) in the MAC Tournament Championship match ... it was the first goal of his Akron career ... also assisted a goal against Bowling Green (Nov. 9) in the MAC Tournament semifinal.
as a Freshman (2011): Sat out the season to focus on academics.
Prior to Akron: Won a state championship with current UA teammate Wil Trapp at Gahanna Lincoln HS in 2009 ... named All-Ohio Honorable Mention as a senior ... played on a pair of state championship club teams (U-15, U-16).
Personal: Born Sept. 8, 1991 in Charlotte, N.C. ... parents are Khalid and Yvonne Abdul-Salaam ... has two older siblings; Ramadan and Raqeeb.