The USL Championship announced the Team of the Week for Week 3 of the 2022 regular season on Tuesday, with Atlanta United 2 forward Jackson Conway voted the Championship Player of the Week presented by Konami eFootball after recording the first hat trick of the campaign, and the 100th hat trick in the Championship’s regular season history, in a 4-1 victory against the Charleston Battery on Sunday night that earned Atlanta its first win of the season.
Conway has started in each of Atlanta’s opening four games of the campaign and broke the side’s early scoring drought 11 minutes into the second half of its clash with the Battery at Fifth Third Bank Stadium to bring the hosts level. The 20-year-old went on to add another pair of goals in the 63rd and 78th minutes to record the fourth hat trick in Atlanta United 2’s history before adding an assist on Darwin Matheus’ late finish to cap the scoring. Conway became the 13th player to record at least three goals and one assist in a single game in the league’s history with his performance.
Conway earned 73 percent of the ballot to claim the award. Week 2 Player of the Week Danny Trejo of Las Vegas Lights FC finished second with 20 percent after a second consecutive standout display that saw him record two goals and two assists in Las Vegas’ 5-4 victory on Wednesday night against El Paso Locomotive FC.
The Championship’s Player of the Week is selected by the USL National Media Panel, which is made up of representatives from each media market in the Championship.