|High School:||Island Trees|
Shaun Rutherford begins his first year in the green and white looking to make the adjustment to the collegiate game after his career at Island Trees High School in New York. Rutherford is a solid athlete with good speed and a quick bat. He will have the ability to contribute to the Spartans as a freshman, most likely as a late-inning defensive replacement. The coaching staff expects Rutherford to be a long-term contributor to the program as his career progresses. In high school, Rutherford was a member of the 2007 Nassau County championship team and was named an All-County selection in 2008. Rutherford is a sport management major and is the son of Robert and Lynn Rutherford.