Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
Major/Minor: Economics major with a minor in communications
Relationship Status: Single
Favorite Food: Pizza, anything Italian
Favorite Movie: “The Dark Knight Rises”
Favorite TV Show: “Breaking Bad”
*Photo by Lizzie Brown.
Get pumped for the Wake vs. Clemson game this Thursday with this week’s Campus Cutie! Meet the super sweet Stevie Donatell!
HC (Her Campus): So how long have you played football?
SD (Stevie Donatell): I started in middle school, probably around sixth or seventh grade.
HC: Why did you choose Wake Forest to launch your football career?
SD: Well, I grew up in Georgia, so [Wake] reminded me of the South the most. Also, the coaches are great and so is the caliber of the school.
HC: What has been the most exciting game you have ever played in at Wake?
SD: Well, I am a redshirt sophomore. Plus, I was injured last season, and I am still recovering from that now. But I would say the most exciting game for me was against Presbyterian College last season when I started as a redshirt freshman.
HC: And besides football, what is your dream job?
SD: Anything that involves helping people – I’ll enjoy that.
*Photo by Dean Shore.
HC: What has been your favorite class at Wake so far?
SD: I took a psychology course that was really interesting. It was cool to learn about the mind and how it works.
HC: So shifting gears, let’s talk about girls…
SD: I’ll answer anything.
HC: As a guy, do you have any advice for Wake Forest girls?
SD: Just to be yourself. To be putting on a front – it doesn’t usually end well. Be yourself, find someone that likes you for who you are, and don’t try to be the perfect person for someone else.
HC: So what qualities do you look for in a girl?
SD: Someone who is true to herself and that can laugh at herself. Someone who is outgoing and likes to have a good time.
HC: And where would you take a girl on a first date?
SD: Definitely a nice dinner followed by something competitive, like putt-putt. Just something fun.
HC: And are you looking for anything serious now?
SD: I’m always open, and if the right girl comes around – yes, I would like something serious.
HC: What’s your biggest turn off in a girl?
SD: A girl that is constantly cussing – I don’t like that. That’s definitely the biggest turn off right there.
*Photo by Dean Shore.
HC: So what’s on your Wake Forest bucket list?
SD: Finding the tunnels in Wait Chapel, and definitely going to the top of Wait Chapel.
HC: Do you have any celebrity crushes?
SD: Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez.
HC: What would you say is your guilty pleasure?
SD: I love Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
HC: Being on the football team, you guys don’t get to go home a lot in the fall. What’s your favorite part about going home when you can?
SD: Spending time with my family because it can be so limited during the season.
HC: What’s your biggest pet peeve?
SD: People on their phones when you’re talking and they aren’t even listening to you at all.
HC: What does your typical day look like?
SD: I wake up for football meetings, head to class, then workout some days. There are several meetings every day, then practice, and finding motivation to do some homework. Then bed, and I do it all over again.
HC: How do you manage such a busy schedule?
SD: Pre-planning … setting an agenda and sticking to it. I had a hard time learning that in the beginning but now I am getting better at it.