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United Soccer League (USL) League One has announced the finalists for the 2022 USL League One Awards, with the leading performers in six categories earning nominations following the league’s fourth campaign. The award winners will be announced between Monday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 4.

The 2022 USL League One Awards were voted on by team technical staffs and executives.

South Georgia Tormenta FC player Adrian Billhardt and Coach Ian Cameron have been nominated.

Billhardt nominated for Comeback Player of the Year

After sustaining a season-ending knee injury in May 2021, Adrian Billhardt went on to miss 24 matches of his first season as a professional during his recovery period. Recovering in time to start the 2022 season, the 1. FC Union Berlin youth product finished with the most assists (5) and chances created (49) on the team to go along with a career-best five goals in 30 matches.

The winner of this category will be announced on Wednesday, November 2.

Cameron nominated for Coach of the Year

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Following an 11th-place finish a season ago, Ian Cameron propelled Tormenta FC to its best-ever regular season finish and first postseason appearance with a 12-9-9 record in his third season at the helm. The eight-spot shift in the table from 2021 to 2022 serves as the largest turnaround in league history.

The winner of this category will be announced on Thursday, November 4.

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