For the upcoming season, the ZSC Lions Frauen will be able to count on a defender with a vast experience, both at the club and national team levels. Kilponen, 28, spent six seasons in Finland before moving to the USA to play in the NCAA, after which she returned to Europe. Last season, she returned to North America to suit up for the Metropolitan Riveters.
Over the course of her career, Kilponen won two bronze medals with Finland at the World Championship. Moreover, she won the Russian league in 2022 with the KRS Vanke Rays, a club from Shenzen (China).